Former Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane is now facing domestic abuse and sexual assault allegations, according to documents collected by Front Office Sports.
With the National Hockey League having just cleared Kane’s name in a sports gambling investigation, the league has since begun another deep dive into new reports filed by Kane’s now estranged wife, Anna.
These reports stem from a domestic abuse restraining order placed by Anna as a part of her divorce filings to Kane. Just a month prior, Kane filed a temporary restraining order against Anna, citing that he had been physically abused by her, to which he was granted a restraining order on a short-term basis.
In the documents obtained by Front Office Sports, Anna describes a number of scary forced sexual encounters with Kane, as well as a mishap that involved Kane attempting to hit Anna, but rather struck their young daughter in the face.
Following news of the most recent allegations against Kane, the San Jose Sharks released a statement indicating that the accused would no longer be participating in the team’s training camp.
“The San Jose Sharks are aware of additional allegations that are unrelated to the National Hockey League’s initial investigation of Evander Kane,” the statement read. “We take the allegations very seriously and have been in communication with the NHL. The League will continue to have our full cooperation regarding the ongoing investigation.”
Kane would undoubtedly serve as a distraction within the dressing room, should he have been invited to training camp. For now, he will wait and see what comes of the investigations.
“The Sharks and Evander have agreed that he will not be participating in Sharks 2021 Training Camp until further notice,” the statement continued. “The Sharks will have no further comment on this matter at this time.”