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Evander Kane | Winger | #9

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 212
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (4) / WPG
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Evander Kane feels comfortable with the San Jose Sharks.
"The one thing about this team, this group and this organization is they allow you to be yourself," Kane said. "They embrace you for who you are and it’s a very unselfish group that makes it super-easy to come into and mesh well with." Kane had some issues along the way with the Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres, so finding a team he could mesh is likely of great value to him. Kane said he wanted to stay with the Sharks and demonstrated that by signing a seven-year, $49 million contract. May 25 - 10:34 AM

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Evander Kane's newly signed seven-year contract is reportedly worth $49 million.

That meshes with the reports that came out before the signing became official. The contract also involves a pretty strong modified no-trade clause for Kane. If the Sharks want to move him, Kane can limit their options to just three teams and it looks like that no-trade clause extends throughout the life of this contract.
May 24 - 11:20 AM

The San Jose Sharks have signed Evander Kane to a seven-year contract extension.

The San Jose Sharks didn't disclosed the financial terms of the signing, but based on previous reports, it's probably in the ballpark of $7 million per season. The Sharks acquired Kane from the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline and he meshed well with San Jose, scoring nine goals and 14 points in 17 regular season games with the Sharks. Overall, he had 29 goals and 54 points in 78 contests last season. The Sharks are taking a risk here given the inconsistent nature of Kane's career to date, but Kane's also just 26-years-old (he'll turn 27 in August), so the Sharks are buying what should be the prime years of his career. "At only 26 years old, Evander has established himself as one of hockey's true power forwards and an impact player," said Sharks GM Doug Wilson. "We think his abilities mesh perfectly with our group of skilled, young players and veteran leaders."
Source: NHL.com
May 24 - 10:59 AM

The San Jose Sharks have reportedly agreed to a long-term deal with Evander Kane.

The Sharks hit a home run when they acquired Kane from the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline and it sounds like they're about to award him with a huge pay day. According to Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar, the deal is believed to be in the seven-year, $7 million per season range. The 26-year-old had nine goals and 14 points in 17 games with the Sharks. He then added another four goals and one assist in nine postseason games. If this report is true, the conditional pick that went from San Jose to Buffalo would become a first-round pick in 2019 instead of a second-rounder.
May 22 - 7:13 PM

Evander Kane is slated to get a mid-to-long term contract extension offer from the San Jose Sharks, according to what the Athletic's Kevin Kurz is hearing.

Kane appeared to be willing to re-sign with the Sharks after the team was eliminated from the playoffs in the second round, but he still may decide to the test the open market. San Jose made their intentions known that they were interested in keeping the potential UFA earlier this month.
May 22 - 3:03 PM

According to the Athletic, Kane was playing through a separated shoulder and earlier he had an MCL injury.

"Obviously, we didn't produce the way we wanted to, especially in the last couple of games," Kane told the Athletic. "We had some chances. Unfortunately, we didn't get the bounces to kind of go our way. They played hard. You've got to give them credit. We just weren’t good enough." Buffalo will receive a 2019 first-round pick if Kane re-signs with the Sharks or a 2019 second-round pick if he decides to go elsewhere. He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
May 7 - 10:11 AM

Evander Kane was not 100 percent against the Vegas Golden Knights as he was playing with an upper body injury.

Kane missed a couple of practices during the week and said that he was suffering from an injury. Kane and linemates Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi had a combined three goals and five points in the six game series with Vegas while the Golden Knights top line combined for 25 points. Kane is eligible to become a UFA on July 1 and will likely test the market as he was non-committal after the game as to whether or not he will return to San Jose. Stay tuned.
May 7 - 7:16 AM

Evander Kane intends to be better in Game 6 versus Vegas on Sunday night.

Kane had two shots on goal in 18:05 of ice time in Game 5 when the Sharks lost 5-3 to the Golden Knights. "We know we obviously have to be a lot better and produce, and that starts with myself and I'll be ready to go for Game 6," he said. Kane had three goals and one assist in the first three matches of the playoffs, but he has just one goal in his last five outings.
May 6 - 1:31 PM

Evander Kane scored a goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Kane was back in the lineup after serving his one-game suspension for a cross-check to the head of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The Sharks were down 3-1 in the third period, but goals by Kane and Tomas Hertl allowed them to force overtime. Moments after Logan Couture was robbed by Marc-Andre Fleury, the Golden Knights got the game-winner from William Karlsson. Kane finished the game with an even rating, five shots on goal and six hits in 23:30 of ice time. The 26-year-old has four goals and one assist in six games this postseason. The Sharks trail this best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in San Jose on Wednesday night.
May 1 - 1:42 AM

Evander Kane will be eligible to return to the San Jose lineup Monday after serving his one game suspension.

Kane was given the time off for his cross-check to the head of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare of the Golden Knights on Thursday. Kane has been a great acquisition for the Sharks since his trade from Buffalo at the deadline as he had nine goals and 14 points in 17 regular season games and three goals and four points in the sweep of the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the playoffs.
Apr 29 - 8:15 AM

Evander Kane has been suspended one game for his cross-check to the head of Vegas forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

Kane delivered the cross-check while the Sharks were getting smoked by the Golden Knights on Thursday night. This is a huge loss for San Jose, especially because they're already down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series. Kane will be eligible to return in Game 3 on Monday night.
Apr 27 - 7:28 PM

The NHL has scheduled a hearing with Evander Kane for Friday.

No surprise there. He cross-checked Vegas' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the face during the third period of Thursday's game and received a five-minute major and game misconduct as a result. He's probably going to end up being suspended for his actions, which will in turn hurt the Sharks given that he's been a significant part of their offense.
Apr 27 - 12:53 PM

Evander Kane spoke briefly about the cross-check that might lead to him being suspended.

Kane received a five-minute major and game misconduct for crosschecking Vegas' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the face during the third period. San Jose was already down 5-0 and it seemed like he let his emotions get the better of him. "Glad he wasn’t hurt," Kane said after the contest. "I'm not a dirty player. They came out hard in their building, and we got behind the 8-ball." He left when asked about the possibility of a suspension, though. Kane was a solid factor for the Sharks in their first-round sweep of Anaheim with three goals and four points.
Apr 27 - 5:09 AM

Evander Kane was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for cross-checking Golden Knights forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in the head.

Kane allowed his frustrations to get the better of him, as he delivered the cross-check in the third period of a game his team was trailing 5-0 at the time. The Golden Knights ended up scoring two more goals during the Kane penalty (one of the two was scored on a 5-on-3 man-advantage). There's a good chance Kane will hear from the NHL's Department of Player Safety. You can watch the incident by clicking the link below.
Apr 27 - 1:09 AM

Evander Kane scored a goal and registered an assist in San Jose's 8-1 win against Anaheim in Game 3.

Kane has three goals and four points so far in the first round series. The Sharks acquired him at the trade deadline and that move has paid off nicely. In addition to his early playoff success, he also contributed nine goals and 14 points in 17 regular season games with the Sharks.
Apr 17 - 5:57 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Pavelski
2Logan Couture
3Chris Tierney
4Dylan Gambrell
5Joe Thornton
LW1Evander Kane
2Tomas Hertl
3Timo Meier
4Brandon Mashinter
5Eric Fehr
6Rudolfs Balcers
7Jannik Hansen
RW1Joonas Donskoi
2Kevin Labanc
3Melker Karlsson
4Marcus Sorensen
5Barclay Goodrow
6Joel Ward
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Tim Heed
6Dylan DeMelo
7Paul Martin
8Joakim Ryan
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell