Evander Kane is now fighting back against his estranged wife, Anna, as new documents state she was abusive to him on several occasions.
TMZ Sports reported that the San Jose Sharks winger was granted a temporary restraining order against Anna after detailing at least four times when she became physically violent, beginning in 2019. The final incident took place in July, with Kane alleging his wife “dangerously swung around their baby daughter” during an argument.
During the first alleged incident of domestic violence, Evander said Anna hit him “7-8 times in the face with her fist” following an undisclosed argument, according to the court documents.
Kane also stated Anna punched him in the face during three other incidents detailed in the restraining order request. He now wants a permanent restraining order.
Anna filed for divorce in July, alleging Evander bet on NHL games, cheated during their relationship and has been an absentee father to the couple’s daughter. He, of course, has denied all of this.
“I love my daughter. I will and always have taken care of my daughter in every way possible,” Kane wrote in a tweet. “I have always made sure her mother has had everything she’s needed and more. I have tried to de-escalate our divorce issues and be as civil and calm as anyone in this position could. I have tried to set up FaceTime calls and visits with her. I have had some FaceTime calls but not every day as I would like because of being restricted by her mom. She has refused me to see her and has unfortunately tried to use my daughter as leverage.”
In 2019, he was sued by a Las Vegas Strip casino for allegedly failing to repay a $500,000 gambling debt racked up during a playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights. He filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in January after amassing nearly $27 million in debt.
Anna is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child.