By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press
July 31, 2021 - 4:59 pm
The NHL said it volition analyse an allegation made by Evander Kane’s woman that the San Jose Sharks guardant stake connected his ain games and has intentionally tried to suffer for gambling profit.
The league said Saturday nighttime connected Twitter that it was made alert of the societal media posts by Anna Kane and plans to behaviour a afloat investigation. Anna Kane wrote connected Instagram: “How does the NHL fto a compulsive gambling addict inactive play erstwhile he’s evidently throwing games to triumph money? Hmm possibly idiosyncratic needs to code this.”
She added: “Can idiosyncratic inquire (Commissioner) Gary Bettman however they fto a subordinate gamble connected his ain games? Bet and triumph with bookies connected his ain games?”
In a abstracted post, Anna Kane accused her hubby of spending lavishly partying successful Europe portion asking her to merchantability her wedding ringing to past and wrote astir not being capable to spend babe look for their child.
The NHL said: “The integrity of our crippled is paramount and the League takes these allegations precise seriously.”
We mean to behaviour a afloat probe and volition person nary further remark astatine this time. (2/2)
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 31, 2021
A Sharks a squad spokesperson wrote successful an email to The Associated Press that: “The San Jose Sharks person been successful interaction contiguous with the National Hockey League astir the superior allegations made against Evander Kane. We enactment a afloat and transparent probe into the concern to support the integrity of the crippled and consistency with our squad values.”
Kane’s gambling past and finances person been nationalist cognition for immoderate time. A Las Vegas Strip casino sued Kane successful 2019, alleging helium failed to repay a $500,000 gambling indebtedness racked up during a playoff bid against the Golden Knights.
Since the Supreme Court paved the mode for legalized sports gambling successful the U.S. and much states person adopted it, the NHL has embraced the possibilities and made respective partnerships with sportsbooks and different betting organizations.
Reached by email earlier the league’s announcement, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said lone a connection would beryllium coming. The league said it would not marque immoderate further comments astatine this time.
A connection sent to Kane’s cause was not instantly returned.
Kane, 29, is 3 seasons into a $49 million, seven-year contract. He’s with his 3rd enactment aft being drafted by and debuting with Atlanta/Winnipeg and a stint successful Buffalo. According to Capfriendly, which charts hockey salaries, helium has made conscionable nether $56 cardinal during his NHL career.
Last season, helium had 22 goals and 27 assists successful 56 games.