Evander Kane Biography

Evander Kane

Quick Facts About Evander Kane

Celebrated Name Evander Kane
Age 30 Years
Nick Name Evander Kane
Birth Name Evander Frank Kane
Birth Date 1991-08-02
Gender Male
Profession Ice Hockey Player
Place Of Birth Vancouver, British Columbia
Birth Nation Canada
Nationality Canadian
Famous For Popular Canadian Ice Hockey Player
Father Perry Kane
Mother Sheri Kane
Siblings 2
Sisters Brea and Kyla
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christianity
High School John Oliver Secondary
Career Start Vancouver Giants selected him 19th overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft
First Club Vancouver Giants
Current Club San Jose Sharks
Current City San Jose, California
Current Club Country United States
Position Left Winger
Jersey Number 9
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 210 lbs (95 kg)
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Separated
Wife Anna
Children 1
Daughter Kensington
Source of Wealth Ice Hockey (contracts, salaries, bonuses, sponsorships, endorsements)
Salary $9 million
Net Worth Negative $17 million

Evander Frank Kane, professionally known as Evander Kane is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He plays as a left-winger for the San Jose Sharks of the NHL. The Atlanta Thrashers selected him in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. As a junior, he won the Memorial Cup with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL in 2007. 

On the international level, he led Team Canada to gold medals at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2009 World Junior Championships. He also represented Team Canada at 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 IIHF World Championships. 

Kane has faced several legal issues during his professional career including assault, gambling, and betting among others. The most serious accusations came from his wife Anna in 2021 who accused him of betting on his own games. The NHL announced to investigate the accusations. 

What is Evander Kane Famous For?

  • Won the Memorial Cup with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL in 2007. 

Where is Evander Kane From?

Evander Kane was born on 2 August 1991. His birth name is Evander Frank Kane. His birth place is in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. He holds Canadian nationality. He was born to his father Perry Kane and his mother Sheri Kane. He belongs to mixed ethnicity (part-African) and his religion is Christianity. He grew up in East Vancouver. He has two sisters, Brea and Kyla.

Regarding his educational background, he attended John Oliver Secondary. Growing up, he played baseball, basketball, ice hockey, and soccer. He later picked up ice hockey as his major interest. He played minor hockey for the Greater Vancouver Canadians of the BC Hockey Major Midget League and for the Vancouver Thunderbirds.  

Evander Kane Thrashers

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Evander Kane Career

  • The Vancouver Giants selected him 19th overall in the 2006 WHL Bantam Draft. 
  • He led the Vancouver Giants to win the Memorial Cup of the WHL in 2007. 
  • He finished second for the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as WHL rookie of the Year in 2008. 
  • After setting the Giants's franchise record for single-season goals in the 2008-09 season, he was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 2009.
  • He finished the season with 48 goals and 96 points and led the Giants to the playoffs. The Giants lost to the Kelowna Rockets in the semifinals.
  • The Atlanta Thrashers selected him in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
  • He scored his first NHL goal against the St. Louis Blues in October 2009. 
  • He missed 15 games after suffering a bone fracture in March 2010. 
  • He finished his rookie NHL season with 14 goals and 26 points in 66 games. 
  • He finished the 2010-11 season with 19 goals and 43 points in 72 games. He had missed several games dues to several minor injuries. 

Evander Kane Sabres

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  • The True North Sports and Entertainment bought the franchise and renamed it to the Winnipeg Jets. 
  • He finished the 2011-12 season with 30 goals and 57 points. 
  • He signed a 6-year contract extension with the Jets for $31.5 million in September 2012. 
  • He joined Dinamo Minsk of the KHL as a result of the 2012-13 NHL lockout. 
  • The Minsk released him after recording one goal in 12 games. 
  • He returned to the Jets.
  • He finished the 2012-13 season with 17 goals and 33 points. 
  • He finished the 2013-14 season with 19 goals and 41 points. 
  • He finished the 2014-15 season with 10 goals and 22 points.
  • The Jets traded Kane to the Buffalo Sabres in February 2015. 
  • He finished the 2015-16 season with 20 goals and 35 points. 
  • He missed several games after cracking three ribs during the match against the Montreal Canadiens in October 2016. 
  • He finished the 2016-17 season with 28 goals and 43 points. 
  • Following his poor performance, he was traded to the San Jose Sharks in February 2018. 
  • He scored his first NHL hat-trick against the Calgary Flames in March 2018. 

Evander Kane Sharks

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  • He signed a seven-year contract extension worth $49 million with the Sharks in May 2018. 
  • He finished the 2017-18 overall season with 29 goals and 57 points in 72 games for Buffalo Sabres and San Jose Sharks. 
  • He finished the 2018-19 season with 30 goals and 56 points. He also led the NHL in penalty minutes with 153. 
  • He was suspended for the first three games of the 2019-20 regular season due to abuse of officials. 
  • Upon returning, he became the first Sharks player in franchise history to record a first-period hat-trick in a 5-2 win over the Carlina Hurricanes. 
  • He scored another hat-trick in just over 10 minutes against the Washington Capitals in January 2020.
  • He was suspended for three games after elbowing the player of his former club, Winnipeg Jets in February 2020. 
  • He finished the 2019-20 season with 26 goals and 47 points. 
  • He finished the 2020-21 season with 22 goals and 49 points.
  • On the international level, Kane led Canada U18 to win the gold medal at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. 
  • He also helped Canada to win the gold medal at the 2009 World Junior Championships. 
  • He represented Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014. 

Evander Kane Canada

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Who is Evander Kane Wife?

Evander Kane was married to Anna who suffered a miscarriage at 26 weeks in 2019. They had named their unborn daughter Eva. She later gave birth to a daughter, Kensington in July 2020. The couple separated in 2021. 

He was accused of assault after an incident in Vancouver in April 2014. He was later sued for financial damages. He was sued by a 21-year-old woman for assault in the hotel room in July 2016. He faced one count of criminal trespassing and four counts of non-criminal harassment in 2016, to which he pleaded not guilty. 

The Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas sued Kane in November 2019 after he walked out on a half-million-dollar gambling debt. He filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in California in January 2021 after amassing $26.2 million of debt. 

His estranged wife, Anna accused him of betting on games involving his own team. Anna accused Kane of "throwing games with bookies to win money" via an Instagram post. Kane denied the accusations and stated, "I have NEVER gambled/bet on Hockey, a Sharks game, or any of my games." He also stated that his soon-to-be ex-wife is mentally unwell. The NHL announced to investigate the accusations over Kane. 

Evander Kane family

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How Tall is Evander Kane?

Evander Kane stands at a height of 1.88 m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a body weight of 210 lbs i.e. 95 kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is Evander Kane Salary and Net Worth?

Evander Kane earns from his professional career as an ice hockey player. He currently plays for the NHL team, San Jose Sharks. He began his NHL career with the Atlanta Thrashers which selected him in the first round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He was paid around $5.3 million in salary there. He later played for Dinamo Minsk and Buffalo Sabres before joining the Sharks in 2017. He signed a $49 million contract extension with the Sharks in 2018. He has an annual salary of $9 million. 

Kane made his fortune out of his professional career. However, his involvement in gambling has dragged him into serious financial issues that led him to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy in California in January 2021. He listed $10 million of assets and $27 million of liabilities. At present, his net worth is estimated at a negative $17 million. 

Did You Know?

  • His parents named him after American boxer Evander Holyfield.
  • His father was an amateur boxer and hockey player.
  • His mother was a college volleyball player.
  • His uncle, Leonard Kane is a member of the Canadian Ball Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • His cousin, Dwayne Provo played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for seven years and for the NHL team New England Patriots for one season.
  • His cousin Kirk Johnson is a former professional boxer who challenged once for the WBA heavyweight title in 2002.
  • He was selected fourth overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
  • He was the first Canadian NHL player to sign a contract with the KHL.
  • Kane co-founded the Hockey Diversity Alliance, alongside former player Akim Aliu, to address intolerance and racism in hockey.