Evan Dkane of the Sharks denies wife’s gambling allegations
San Jose Sharks forward Evan De Kane denied allegations made by his wife on social media that he bet on NHL games, including against his own team.
Kane responded to the allegations made the day before from his wife Anna’s Instagram account on Sunday morning.
He wrote on Twitter: “I have never bet/played ice hockey, I have never bet/played a Sharks game, I have never bet/played any of my games, and I have never played a hockey game. “The truth is that I personally played the best season of my career last year. This is the season I have had the most consistent performance in the entire season. I am proud of it. I like hockey games and I will never do anything. The matter was accused. I look forward to cooperating fully with the league’s investigation to clear my name and look forward to this upcoming season.”
The NHL said on Saturday night that it has learned of Anna Kane’s social media posts and plans to conduct a full investigation.
Anna Kane wrote: “How does the NHL allow a compulsive gambling addict to still play games when he is obviously throwing games to win money? Well, maybe someone needs to solve this problem.”
She added: “Someone can ask (Commissioner) Gary Bateman how do they let players gamble on their games? Betting with bookmakers in their games and winning?”
In another article, Anna Kane accused her husband of partying extravagantly in Europe, and at the same time asked her to sell her wedding ring to survive, and wrote that she could not buy infant formula for her child.
Evan De Kane said that the two were divorcing, and called Anna Kane “mentally abnormal.”
“I love my daughter,” he wrote. “I will always take care of my daughter in every possible way. I always make sure that her mother has everything she needs and more. I try to ease our divorce problem and be as civil and calm as anyone else. This position Yes. I have tried setting up FaceTime calls, but not every day like I thought, because of her mother’s restrictions. She refused me to see her, unfortunately tried to use my daughter as a bargaining chip. I will continue to take care of me forever Family, there is no doubt about it.”
The NHL stated: “The integrity of our game is of utmost importance, and the league takes these allegations very seriously.”
We intend to conduct a full investigation and will not make further comments at this time. (2/2)
A team spokesperson wrote in an email to the Associated Press: “The San Jose Sharks have contacted the National Hockey League today regarding the serious allegations against Evan De Kane. We support full and transparent information about the situation. To maintain the integrity of the game and consistency with our team’s values.”
For some time, Kane’s gambling history and financial situation have been known to the public. A casino on the Las Vegas Strip sued Kane in 2019, alleging that he failed to repay the $500,000 US gambling debt accumulated during the playoff series against the Golden Cavaliers.
Contacted by email before the alliance’s announcement, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daley said that only one statement would be issued. The alliance stated that it will not make any further comments at this time.
Kane, 29, signed a seven-year, $49 million contract for three seasons. After being selected by Atlanta/Winnipeg and making his debut and working in Buffalo, he worked in his third organization. According to Capfriendly, who counts hockey salaries, his income in the NHL career is slightly less than $56 million.
Last season, he had 22 goals and 27 assists in 56 games.