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Evander Kane | Winger | #9

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (4) / WPG
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Evander Kane has had the charges against him dismissed from alleged incidents involving two women and a bouncer at a West Chippewa bar in June 2016.

Kane's attorney, Paul Cambria, said Tuesday that the dismissal was the result of a plea agreement that was approved back in October. "The time period expired and so the charges were dismissed and the record sealed," said Cambria. The Sabres got some solid production from Kane in 2016-17 and they will no doubt be hoping that he has a problem-free off-season.
May 3 - 10:17 AM

Evander Kane scored his 28th goal of the season in a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Kane finishes the season with 28 goals and 43 points in 70 games. He has yet to come close to the 57 points he put up in his third season with the Jets in 2012.
Apr 10 - 12:58 AM

Evander Kane is closing in on 30 goals this season.

He picked up his 27th goal of the season during Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders. With just a week's worth of action to go, who says he can't post his second career 30-goal season?
Apr 2 - 7:00 PM

Evander Kane gave the Sabres their first lead of the night and his goal wound up being the game winner in a 5-3 win over the Jackets on Saturday.

The Sabres trailed 3-0 at the end of the first period. They answered with three of their own in the second, and the difference would come in the third. Kane’s goal at 17:31 in that period did not give the Jackets much time to respond. Jack Eichel sealed the deal with four seconds remaining when he sunk a shot into an empty net.
Mar 11 - 9:49 PM

Evander Kane notched a goal and an assist in a 6-3 loss to Philadelphia

He scored his 24th marker of the season during a first-period power play and added an assist on Jack Eichel's second goal of the game. Kane has been a consistently productive player for the Sabres since December after a very slow start. He has 10 goals in the last 14 contests.
Mar 8 - 8:22 AM

With Kyle Okposo (ribs) out of the lineup, look for Evander Kane to take his spot on the top power play unit.

Kane dealt with some injuries at the start of the year, but he's been playing a lot better of late. The Sabres forward has a goal in each of his last two games and he's found the back of the net in five of his last seven games. At even-strength, he's expected to skate on a line with Ryan O'Reilly and Brian Gionta.
Mar 4 - 10:52 AM

Evander Kane has another year left on his deal and talks on a contract extension can begin July 1.

"I'd be open to that. I'm not sure I'm going to do that," GM Tim Murray said. "There's a lot of bridges to cross before that time. But would I be open to it in a scenario where a couple things he has going on off the ice go away and stuff like that, absolutely." He still seems to be a bit reluctant to commit to Kane even though the winger is having a solid season on the ice. Kane leads the Sabres with 22 goals and he has collected 33 points in 51 games.
Mar 2 - 9:46 AM

Evander Kane scored the Sabres' only goal in a 5-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday night.

Kane now has 21 goals and 32 points in 48 games this season, with all 21 of his goals coming in the last 36 matches. It's also Kane's third straight game with a goal and his seventh goal in his last seven games.
Feb 19 - 11:27 PM

Evander Kane has been on a goal scoring tear for the Sabres.

The talented winger picked up a goal and an assist during Saturday's 3-2 win over the Blues. He now has points in three of his last four, with four goals and five points in that span. Since Dec. 3, he has scored 20 goals which ranks him second in the NHL behind only Max Pacioretty. He has 31 points in 47 games.
Feb 18 - 4:35 PM

Evander Kane scored his 19th goal of the season in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Kane got behind Avs defenseman Mark Barberio before pulling a nice move on veteran Francois Beauchemin and beating Calvin Pickard. The Sabres forward has now scored five times in his last five games. He finished tonight's contest with a plus-1 rating and four shots on goal in 18:36 of ice time. Kane has 29 points in 46 games this season. Sam Reinhart also scored for Buffalo.
Feb 16 - 11:42 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Johan Larsson
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Zemgus Girgensons
7Sean Malone
LW1Evander Kane
2Alexander Nylander
3Matt Moulson
4Benoit Pouliot
5Nicolas Deslauriers
6C.J. Smith
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Jason Pominville
4Justin Bailey
5Nicholas Baptiste
6Seth Griffith
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Jake McCabe
5Marco Scandella
6Josh Gorges
7Viktor Antipin
8Matt Tennyson
9Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson
3Linus Ullmark