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Evander Kane | Winger

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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Evander Kane was back in the lineup on Tuesday after taking some time to rest last week.
He missed several days late last week due to minor issues. Kane didn't score in his return, but he was credited with four shots and eight hits in 21:45 of ice time. Oct 1 - 9:51 AM

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Evander Kane is excited by the idea of playing with one center this season.

"I think it'd be a big help," said Kane, who is projected to play alongside Mark Scheifele "When you have that consistency and get to know one another as a player -- and all three of you as players -- you kind of build something together as a unit. As much as it is a team, your line, the guys you play with every night, it's kinda you guys out there alone on the ice. When you have that chemistry and bond as a unit, good things happen. I've been a part of that before, but it would be nice to have something at the NHL level that is consistent." Kane has played a plethora of different centers over the years. Playing with Scheifele and Blake Wheeler could be just what Kane needs to get back to the 30-goal plateau and become the dominant offensive player many pundits believe he can be.
Sep 26 - 7:21 AM

Evander Kane is slated to play with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler.

The trio skated in four games together in late January and they collected six goals and five assists. The Jets posted a 3-1 record during that time, but injuries to Kane and Scheifele put an end to the experiment. The combination could be one to watch and on paper it has the potential to be a strong number one line.
Sep 24 - 6:32 AM

Evander Kane believes he can become a 50-goal scorer.

Kane tallied a career-high 30 goals during the 2011-12 campaign, but he dipped to just 19 last year. While talented, it’s going to be a difficult feat for him to accomplish; Alexander Ovechkin was the only player to do it last season and Kane has topped the 50-point mark just once, let alone get close to 50 goals. "I said when I got drafted that I can score 50 and I know I can score 50," said Kane. "Playing with the right guys and playing with those guys consistently and obviously staying healthy is a big part of it too. The sky is the limit." More realistic expectations are 25 goals and 55 points, with the upside for more.
Sep 20 - 8:59 PM

Teammates Blake Wheeler and Evander Kane were involved in a bit of a controversy recently.

Wheeler told an ESPN writer that Kane needs to step up and be a leader of the Jets. It's a bit odd to see one player directly calling on another to do more as opposed to addressing the team in general without naming names. What elevated this situation further was Kane's decision to tweet Wheeler asking why Wheeler didn't text him if he felt that way. That of course raises the question of why Kane continued to address the matter publicly if he wanted to turn it into a private conversation. Either way, there's no question that Kane didn't live up to expectations last season and the Jets are depending on him to bounce back in 2014-15.
Sep 10 - 12:18 PM

There have been some shaky reports about Evander Kane's relationship with the Winnipeg Jets, but he told TSN 1290 that he's happy to remain with the team.

Only time will tell if such comments are just lip service - or if management wants to make a change - but Kane merely entering next season with a clear head would be helpful. Despite being limited to 19 goals and 41 points in 63 games last season, the expectation is that his ceiling is much higher. In fact, Kane seems like a great buy-low candidate as an emerging power forward who could threaten for 30+ goals and 100+ PIM if all goes well.

Winnipeg Jets fans looking for some clarity on Evander Kane’s apparent desire for a change of scenery aren't getting it from the club's general manager.

Kevin Cheveldayoff, speaking at the end of the Jets development camp, continued to evade questions about whether or not Kane has asked for a trade. "I’m open to look, to see if there’s ways to make improvements on this team," Cheveldayoff said. "Without singling out any individual, everyone starts to wonder what’s going on." Asked again directly if Kane has asked to be moved, Cheveldayoff wouldn’t confirm or deny it. "I have lots of conversations with lots of players all the time... lots of things are said or not said, and those stay in-house," he said. Kane this summer has fueled the speculation he’d rather play elsewhere. The other day, he was on a Vancouver radio station saying he's still a Jet "for now."
Jul 12 - 10:25 AM

The Jets reportedly want a young top four defenseman or a top six forward for Evander Kane.

That might make trading Kane a challenge for GM Kevin Cheveldayoff. The Jets are certainly shopping the inconsistent Kane, but in the end, he may end up staying in Winnipeg.
Jun 21 - 12:18 PM

The Winnipeg Jets are reportedly considering trading forward Evander Kane and the Edmonton Oilers could be one of the teams most interested in acquiring his services.

It's been speculated in the Edmonton media that the club could be trying to work out a deal for the maligned power forward, however the piece in question suggests the Oilers could offer Nail Yakupov for Kane, which sounds like a terrible deal for Winnipeg.
Jun 17 - 8:50 PM

Evander Kane may have had a down year, but he still had 250 shots on goal this season.

The Jets winger converted on just a 7.6 percent clip for 19 goals in 63 games, compared to a 9.1 percent rate for his career. Just 22 years old, there is still a ton of promise in Kane as there’s 30-goal upside here; he reached that mark in the 2011-12 season. Don't overlook him in drafts next season.
Jun 14 - 9:05 PM

Evander Kane isn't sure if his hand will "ever be 100 percent," but he's still able to use it effectively enough.

He said, "I'm able to play and doesn't bother me and I can what do what I need to do." Kane's injured hand became infected in February and he missed some additional time before being able to return. He concluded the season with 19 goals and 41 points in 63 games.
Apr 14 - 10:03 AM

Evander Kane scored the lone Jets goal Thursday in a 2-1 shootout loss to Boston.

Kane's 18th of the season was the only time Boston netminder Chad Johnson was beaten through 65 minutes of action in the game. Blake Wheeler and Tobias Enstrom picked up helpers on the tally.
Apr 11 - 12:59 AM

Evander Kane was reportedly scratched on Saturday because he broke a team rule.

The issue apparently wasn't related to breaking curfew, but it's unclear what exactly happened. "This situation with Evander Kane has been addressed three times. He's not the only one," coach Paul Maurice said. "I have dealt with it directly and clearly with the team and player." Kane was back in the lineup for Monday's game against Minnesota. He logged 19:03 of ice time and finished with a minus-1 rating in the Jets' 1-0 loss.
Apr 8 - 7:25 AM

Evander Kane will draw back into the lineup on Monday.

He was a healthy scratch for Saturday's contest in Toronto. It's been a disappointing season for Kane, who entered the season with lofty expectations. Injuries have hampered him along the way, but he's contributed just 17 goals and 39 points in 60 games.
Apr 7 - 1:10 PM

Coach Paul Maurice said Evander Kane's absence from the lineup on Saturday night was a "coach's decision."

He added: "You'll get no rationale from me." Kane has two goals and 10 assists in his last 21 games, so Maurice or someone from the Jets could've just said that Kane's scratching was due to performance. However, that wasn't the case here.
Apr 7 - 9:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Mathieu Perreault
4Jim Slater
5John Albert
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Evander Kane
3Eric Tangradi
4Chris Thorburn
5T.J. Galiardi
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Dustin Byfuglien
3Michael Frolik
4Matt Halischuk
5Anthony Peluso
D1Tobias Enstrom
2Zach Bogosian
3Jacob Trouba
4Grant Clitsome
5Mark Stuart
6Adam Pardy
7Paul Postma
8Julian Melchiori
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson