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Evander Kane accuses wife Anna of assaulting him, gets restraining order

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Evander Kane has been going through an ugly divorce, and the San Jose Sharks star has now obtained a restraining order against his wife Anna.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Kane was granted a temporary restraining order earlier this month after he claimed Anna assaulted him on multiple occasions. Kane says the physical altercations began in 2019, when he claims his estranged wife once hit him “7-8 times in the face with her fist.” That was roughly a year after the two got married.

Kane says Anna assaulted him again in October 2020 and April 2021. One time, Kane claims Anna struck him in the face while her mother was visiting the couple. In the other instance, Evander says Anna “started uncontrollably throwing things at me” after she went threw his phone. She then allegedly punched and slapped Kane in the head repeatedly.

The most recent incident occurred in July, according to the court filing. Kane says he had tried to get away from Anna during an argument when she pushed him and tugged a bag he had around his shoulder. Evander says Anna dangerously swung the couple’s baby around during the same altercation.

Kane is seeking a permanent restraining order against Anna, who filed for divorce from him on July 16. She accused Evander of being an absentee father and gambling on NHL games, including his own. That led to an investigation from the league.

Kane has had financial issues in recent years. In 2019, he was accused of failing to pay back one Las Vegas bookmaker after receiving $500,000 in gambling markers. In February, he was the subject of a brutal lawsuit from one of his creditors that accused him of having a “serious gambling problem.”

The 29-year-old Kane scored 22 goals and tallied 27 assists for the Sharks in 56 games last season. He signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension with the team in 2018.

Photo: Fanny Schertzer/GNU Free License

Evander Kane accused by wife of betting on his own games

Evander Kane

San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane was accused of betting on his own games in a series of social media posts made by his wife.

Kane’s wife Anna posted a series of disturbing Instagram messages in which she accuses Kane of forcing her to sell her wedding ring so he could afford his partying habits. She also claimed that Kane abandoned her and their children while she was pregnant.

In a second most, she seemingly accused Kane of betting on his own games by directing a message toward NHL commissioner Gary Bettman asking how that can be allowed.

The NHL found the allegations credible enough to release a statement promising a full investigation into the claims.

Kane’s financial issues have been thoroughly documented. In 2019, he was accused of failing to pay back one Las Vegas bookmaker after receiving $500,000 in gambling markers. In February, he was the subject of a brutal lawsuit from one of his creditors that accused him of having a “serious gambling problem.” As troubling as all that is, an allegation that he was betting on his own games forces the NHL to get involved, as it would raise concerns about the integrity of the sport.

The 29-year-old Kane scored 22 goals and tallied 27 assists for the Sharks in 56 games last season. He signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension with the team in 2018, a deal that still has three years remaining on it.

Photo: Fanny Schertzer/GNU Free License

Creditor blasts Evander Kane over ‘serious gambling problem’

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It doesn’t look like Evander Kane’s gambling issues are getting any better.

The San Jose Sharks winger has been sued by one of his creditors in a brutal motion that accused Kane of being a compulsive gambler who is trying to “stiff” his lenders.

The motion, filed by Zions Bancorp, alleges that Kane sold a pair of Rolex watches for $75,000 to pay off gambling debts less than two months before his January bankruptcy filing. The bank also said Kane said in court that he borrowed up to $700,000 to pay for casino debts, and blasted Kane in a statement.

“Kane has a serious gambling problem,” the statement said, via Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic. “Kane gambles heavily and makes poor, self-centered financial decisions. He ought not be allowed to continue handling his substantial salary and bonuses, or be allowed to continue gambling and speculating with his income instead of committing it to his creditors. Creditors likely have no confidence in Kane’s ability to administer his estate for their benefit. Zions certainly does not.”

The bank is seeking to change Kane’s bankruptcy declaration from chapter 7 to chapter 11, which is for businesses. A chapter 11 bankruptcy would allow creditors like Zions access to the $29 million remaining on Kane’s contract with the Sharks.

This isn’t the first time Kane has gotten in legal trouble over his gambling debts. Together, this doesn’t paint a pretty picture of Kane’s finances or his ability to responsibly handle them. It’s about as brutal a statement as you’ll see attached to a lawsuit, too.

Photo: Fanny Schertzer/GNU Free License

Watch: Vegas fans troll Evander Kane with ‘pay your marker’ taunt

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Vegas Golden Knights fans broke out a funny taunt for Evander Kane on Thursday night.

Earlier this month, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Kane had been sued by The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas over an unpaid gambling marker for $500,000. Kane reportedly received the marker during the first-round playoff series between the Golden Knights and Sharks in April.

Thursday night marked the first time the Golden Knights hosted the Sharks since the story was reported. So Vegas fans decided to taunt Kane with a “pay your marker” chant:

Give the fans an A+ for their creativity and attention to current events. That was well done.

Sharks’ Evander Kane sued by Cosmo for gambling debt accumulated during playoff series

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless you’ve racked up a gambling debt like Evander Kane.

The San Jose Sharks winger has been sued by The Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas for allegedly failing to pay back $500,000 in gambling markers, according to a story published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Tuesday.

The Review-Journal says the filing alleges Kane “took out eight credits of varying amounts between $20,000 and $100,000 on or about April 15.”

April 15 was between Games 3 and 4 of the first-round playoff series between the Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights. The Sharks won the series and eventually lost to the Blues in the Western Conference finals.

The proximity to all the casinos in Las Vegas — and the legality of sports betting in the state — was long part of the deterrent for professional sports leagues having teams in the city. This is just more evidence of why players need to be careful when in Vegas for sports events. Raiders GM Mike Mayock knows all about it.

Evander Kane ‘stunned’ over no-call on Zdeno Chara hit

Zdeno Chara hit Evander Kane

The NHL will investigate a hit by Zdeno Chara on Evander Kane Tuesday night that left Kane “stunned” over a lack of a call.

During the third period of the Boston Bruins’ 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks, Chara nailed Kane with a shoulder to the head.

Kane was ticked off after the hit and corralled Chara, forcing the Bruins defenseman to fight.

Kane got an instigator and misconduct penalty on top of losing a one-sided fight to Chara.

After the game, Kane called Chara’s hit a “classic headshot” and said he was stunned over the lack of a penalty call. Chara said he was bracing for a check that never came.

TSN’s Pierre LeBrun says NHL Player Safety will be looking at the hit.

Evander Kane wants Jen Selter to slide into his DM

Jen Selter

Evander Kane made his best effort to get something going with social media star Jen Selter on Twitter Monday.

After a fan tagged Kane and Selter in a tweet saying all they wanted was a “boyfriend like” Kane and a body like Selter’s, the Buffalo Sabres winer replied and tagged Selter in the post, along with a wink.

He then tried to get Selter to slide into his DMs.

Evander Kane Jen Selter

You can’t criticize a man for trying. After all, as Wayne Gretzky is quoted as saying, you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.

H/T Black Sports Online

Evander Kane reportedly investigated for sex offense

Evander Kane

Buffalo Sabres winger Evander Kane is the subject of a sex offense investigation, according to The Buffalo News.

The allegation stems from an incident that allegedly occurred at a downtown hotel in Buffalo early Sunday morning. Kane was not at the team’s practice Sunday, while The News says the locker room stayed closed after practice for longer than usual.

Kane has retained an attorney, but his legal representative had no comment when contacted by the newspaper. Neither the Sabres nor Kane’s agent have commented either.

The attorney retained by Kane reportedly is the same one who represented the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, who eventually had his sexual offense allegations dropped and was not charged.

Kane has 13 points in 25 games for the Sabres this season.

Evander Kane gets a ‘YMCMB’ haircut as tribute to Lil Wayne (Picture)

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Winnipeg Jets winger Evander Kane is a big Lil Wayne fan. Anyone who follows him on Twitter is aware of that, since he often tweets lines from Weezy’s songs. Last season, he seemed to use Lil Wayne lines to respond to criticism he was hearing from Winnipeg fans and the media when he was in the middle of a goal drought.

On Friday, Kane shared a few photos of his new haircut on Twitter. For those of you who didn’t know, “YMCMB” is an acronym for “Young Money Cash Money Billionaires,” which is a reference to Lil Wayne’s Young Money record label.

Apparently Kane is an even bigger Lil Wayne fan than we thought. Jets fans would probably prefer him to get a haircut that shows team spirit like the one Raptors forward Amir Johnson has, but it’s not their hair. His hair, his choice.

H/T Eye on Hockey

One-Punch Evander Kane Gives Matt Cooke Some Karma

Finally, somebody gave Matt Cooke what he had coming. In case you haven’t heard of Cooke, he’s one of, if not the most, notoriously dirty players in the NHL. To make matters worse, he’s got the reputation of a guy who will do everything he can to avoid dropping the gloves and squaring off face-to-face with someone. His most recent cheap shot victim, Bruins’ forward Marc Savard, is still experiencing headaches from the concussion Cooke gave him last month on a dirty hit. On Saturday night, karma caught up to Cooke in the form of Thrashers center Evander Kane. Here’s a video of the Evander Kane/Matt Cooke fight:

The irony of this whole situation is that we just learned the exact reason why Cooke doesn’t fight. I’ve seen plenty of hockey fights that end with a clear-cut winner, but I can’t remember the last time I saw someone get knocked out cold from one punch. The best part is Kane’s only 18-years-old and Cooke clearly went after him, instigating the fight, only to get laid out. Seems like every time the stretcher comes out on the ice in a Penguins game Cooke’s on the embarrassing end of things. You never want to see it, but at least for a change he was the player lying on his back when it happened. I don’t know how many fans Kane had before but he definitely has a ton more now.