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Evander Kane | Winger | #9

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (4) / WPG
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Evander Kane netted his 10th goal of the year Tuesday night.
Kane opened the scoring just 3:45 into the first period. Unfortunately, the Sabres dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It took Kane 22 games to reach the 10-goal mark in 2011-12 when he scored 30 and this season it required 18 matches. This is shaping up to be a breakout performance for the Buffalo winger. Kane also concluded Tuesday's contest with two penalty minutes, five shots and four hits in 20:28 of ice time. Nov 15 - 9:07 AM

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Evander Kane scored two goals in a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday evening.

For the third time this season, Kane registered a two-goal game for the Sabres. Kane opened the scoring in the second period before scoring an empty-net goal late in the third period, securing Buffalo's win. The forward now has nine goals and 15 points this season.
Nov 7 - 9:40 PM

Evander Kane scored his seventh of the season in a 5-4 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.

Kane's goal was supposed to put the game out of reach for Arizona, but it ended up being necessary as the 'Yotes nearly mounted a comeback for the ages. His seventh goal of the season now leads the Sabres in goals.
Nov 3 - 12:32 AM

Evander Kane found the back of the net in Buffalo's 5-4 overtime win on Saturday.

Kane is up to six goals and 11 points in nine games this season. He's frustrated fantasy owners in the past by not living up to his potential, but the 2017-18 campaign might be a different beast. It probably doesn't hurt that this is his contract season and on top of that he's been getting playing time with Jack Eichel.
Oct 22 - 9:34 AM

Evander Kane posted a goal with two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss at Vegas.

With an extra attacker, Kane lit the lamp with 10 seconds remaining in regulation to complete a third-period comeback for the Sabres, forcing overtime. However, David Perron bagged the game-winning tally in OT to make Kane's late heroics all for naught.
Oct 18 - 2:12 AM

Evander Kane registered an assist in the Sabres' 4-2 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday.

Kane has only been held off the scoresheet once in Buffalo's first five games. He's up to four goals and seven points this season. He's been underwhelming for years, at least compared to his potential, but this might be a big season for him. It helps that he's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Oct 15 - 4:39 AM

Evander Kane scored both goals for the Sabres in a 6-2 loss to New Jersey on Monday afternoon.

Kane has accounted for four goals in his last two games and he has scored the bulk of Buffalo's goals in the early going. He has been a bright spot for the Sabres in their concerning 0-2-1 start to the 2017-18 season.
Oct 9 - 5:57 PM

Evander Kane netted two goals and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders.

Kane got a pair of shorthanded markers in the second period. He was credited with eight shots in the contest after he had 11 in Buffalo's opener. Kane has enjoyed a strong start to what is a contract year for him. Jack Eichel's first goal of the season was the Sabres' other tally in the loss.
Oct 7 - 9:58 PM

Evander Kane posted an assist and 11 shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to Montreal.

Kane had nine shots after two periods. He also finished the contest with two penalty minutes and two hits. Kane led the Sabres with 28 goals last season.
Oct 6 - 8:32 AM

Evander Kane will begin the season on the top line with Jack Eichel.

Coach Phil Housley is providing Kane with a clean slate and wants him to help lead the Sabres on and off the ice. "He's a veteran guy and I don't take into regard what has happened in the past," Housley said. "I only see what's in front of me day to day." Kane netted a team-high 28 goals last year and the Sabres hope he crack the 30-goal plateau in 2017-18.
Oct 3 - 10:16 AM

Evander Kane still could be moved by Buffalo, but it may be after the 2017-18 season begins.

NHL insider Darren Dreger told Buffalo's WGR 550 on Friday morning that there wasn't much going on pertaining to Kane right now, but that's not surprising considering it's a slow time for movement. "That's not to say that Botterill isn't getting calls," Dreger said. "I don't know that he is or he isn't. The party line has been that it's a team that's in the win-now mode – that may consider themselves a Stanley Cup contender, perhaps an older team – that would and has showed the most interest in Evander Kane. But I think that those general managers with those few clubs would also want to see how he starts the year. Let's see how his off-season went. It sounds like, in the limited research that I've done, that he's worked pretty hard and he's motivated going into the contract year." Kane could increase his trade value with a hot start or perhaps it could convince the Sabres to keep him around and offer him a new deal.
Aug 13 - 7:35 PM

Darren Dreger feels it's less likely that Evander Kane will be traded at this point.

There were trade rumors surrounding Kane about a month ago. "Yeah, it seems more likely – but again, there’s still time," said Dreger on the prospect of Kane starting the campaign with Buffalo. "If there’s a team out there that maybe didn’t get the forward that they were hoping, then perhaps they take a bit of a chance on Evander Kane. I still think that he’s a capable player. And if the worst is behind him in terms of some of the off-ice nonsense, then he can be the player that I’m describing. I think that teams do have an appreciation for that." At the time it looked like Los Angeles and Vancouver might pursue him, but Dreger suggested that primarily win-now teams have expressed interest in him, which would seem to be contrary to a Kings or Canucks trade. Kane's entering the last season of his deal, so if the Sabres aren't competitive towards the trade deadline and Kane hasn't been moved or signed, then he would likely be dealt at that point.
Jul 9 - 2:00 PM

Don't be surprised if Evander Kane is not traded this off-season.

Kane is a tremendously gifted player but his attitude and character have been called into question many times during his NHL career, which limits his trade value. The Sabres are not going to give him away for a discount, so a deal might be hard to consummate. Stay tuned, as the trading of Kane will be a topic of discussion all summer long.
Jun 25 - 7:49 AM

Evander Kane feels he came back too early from his rib injury, which he sustained during the Sabres' 2016-17 opening game.

"It took me a little while to get back into the swing of things," Kane said. "In those final 58 games, I thought I showed consistency offensively." Kane returned on Nov. 9, but didn't score a goal until Dec. 3. In the final 58 games he was referring to, he had 28 goals and 39 points. Kane has been the subject of trade rumors this summer, but he's hoping to stay in Buffalo.
Jun 19 - 9:17 AM

Trade rumors are circulating Evander Kane again.

The Los Angeles Kings and the Vancouver Canucks appear to be back in the mix for the Sabres winger. The Sabres need help on defense and a trade involving Kane could bring in some talent at that position. Kane had 28 goals and 43 points in 70 games last season. He has one year left on his contract at a cap hit of $5.25 million and could be dealt if new GM Jason Botterill doesn't plan to sign him to an extension.
Jun 6 - 10:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Johan Larsson
5Jacob Josefson
6Evan Rodrigues
LW1Evander Kane
2Benoit Pouliot
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Moulson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Justin Bailey
4Seth Griffith
5Jordan Nolan
6Kyle Criscuolo
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Jake McCabe
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Matt Tennyson
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Casey Nelson
9Taylor Fedun
10Zach Bogosian
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson