Evander Kane is a Canadian ice hockey player, serves as the left-winger for the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League (NHL). His career has also seen him play for the Atlanta Thrashers, Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres, and San Jose Sharks.
Age- 32 years
Full name-Evander Frank Kane
Born-2 August 1991
Profession-Canadian ice hockey player
Current team-Edmonton Oilers (#91 / Left wing)
Evander Kane’s parents are Perry and Sheri Kane. His dad, Perry, was into boxing and hockey, and his mom, Sheri, played college volleyball. Growing up, Evander’s dad, Perry, coached him and wanted to delay getting him into organized hockey until he was ten.
Anna Kane is the wife of NHL star Evander Kane, is recognized for her low public profile. The couple tied the knot in 2018, and Anna typically shies away from public attention.
Kane showcased his talent early, participating in prestigious tournaments and achieving notable success in youth hockey leagues. Drafted 19th overall by the Vancouver Giants in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft, he quickly made an impact, scoring his first WHL goal in his debut season. Despite facing challenges like mononucleosis, Kane’s rookie campaign with the Giants was impressive, earning him a nomination for WHL rookie of the year. In the following seasons, he continued to excel, earning accolades like WHL Player of the Week and representing Team Canada in international competitions. With impressive stats and clutch performances, Kane solidified his place as a key player for the Giants, setting records and receiving All-Star honors.
Kane was drafted fourth overall by the Atlanta Thrashers and signed his entry-level contract less than a month later. He quickly made an impact, earning a spot on the Thrashers’ lineup for the 2009–10 NHL season and notching his first NHL point in his debut game. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he played for Dinamo Minsk in the KHL. Kane’s 2018–19 season was notable, with 56 points and leading the NHL in penalty minutes. However, he faced disciplinary actions, including a 21-game suspension at the start of the 2021–22 season for violating COVID-19 protocols. This led to the termination of his contract with the San Jose Sharks in January 2022 due to further protocol breaches.
Internationally, Kane has earned gold medals representing Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2009 World Junior Championships. Additionally, he has participated in the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 IIHF World Championships.
Evander Kane’s Contract
Evander Kane’s recent contract agreement with the Edmonton Oilers covers a span from 2022 to 2026, totaling four years and valued at $20,500,000. This includes a significant signing bonus of $11,500,000, with the entire amount guaranteed.
Evander Kane’s net worth is estimated to be around $8 million.
Latest News about Evander Kane
Evander Kane Reaches Milestone: 900 NHL Games Played
Evander Kane, the seasoned forward for the Edmonton Oilers, hit a major career milestone tonight, playing his 900th NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings. Known for his tenacity and dynamic play, Kane has left an enduring mark on hockey history with this achievement. From his early days as a standout prospect with the Vancouver Giants to his emergence as a dominant force on the ice, Kane has exemplified resilience and perseverance throughout his NHL journey.
Drafted fourth overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Draft, he quickly made his mark with his dynamic style and scoring prowess. With memorable performances and a reputation as a power forward, Kane’s career highlights his longevity and durability in a demanding sport. Despite his career’s twists and turns, Kane continues to make an impact, now in his 900th game with the Oilers.