Evander Kane is not only disliked by his estranged wife, but also by his teammates as well.
Several of Evander Kane’s teammates don’t want the 30-year-old winger to return to the Sharks this season, The Athletic’s Kevin Kurz reported Tuesday. The report also confirmed that the Sharks attempted to trade Kane earlier this summer. His teammates’ issues with the winger reportedly were one of the main drivers for the Sharks to try and find him a new home.
Kane is currently under investigation by the NHL after his wife, Anna, set social media on fire with a series of posts alleging that he gambled on his own NHL games and intentionally trying to lose in order to turn a gambling profit.
On Sunday, Kane denied the allegations.
“I have NEVER gambled/bet on Hockey, NEVER gambled/bet on a Sharks game, NEVER gambled/bet on any of my games and NEVER thrown a hockey game,” Kane wrote on Twitter. “The facts are I personally had my best season of the my career last year and was the most consistent I’ve been throughout any season, I’m proud of that. I love the game of Hockey and would never do any of what was alleged. I look forward to cooperating fully with the league’s investigation, having my name cleared and looking forward to this upcoming season.”
Back in January, Kane filed for bankruptcy and noted he had lost $1.5 million on gambling in the past year.
A Sharks team spokesman said in an email that the organization supports the NHL’s investigation.
“The San Jose Sharks have been in contact today with the National Hockey League about the serious allegations made against Evander Kane. We support a full and transparent investigation into the situation to maintain the integrity of the game and consistency with our team values.”
Kane had 22 goals and 27 assists in 56 games for the Sharks last season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.