Evander Frank Kane is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. Kane was selected fourth overall in the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. During his major junior career, Kane won the Memorial Cup with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League in 2007, finished as runner-up for the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as WHL rookie of the year in 2008 and was named to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 2009. Kane also set the Giants' franchise record for single-season goals in 2008–09. Internationally, Kane has won gold medals with Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and 2009 World Junior Championships. He has also competed in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 IIHF World Championships.
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About Evander Kane
Canadian left winger who began his NHL career with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2009. He stuck with the franchise as they moved to Winnipeg to become the Jets, then a 2015 trade sent him to the Buffalo Sabres.
His outstanding Western Hockey League career led to him being drafted 4th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
He became the highest-drafted black hockey player in NHL history.
He grew up with two younger sisters named Brea and Kyla.
He was teammates with Alexandre Burrows on the Canadian national team.
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- Memorial Cup winners
- Buffalo Sabres players
- Ice hockey people from British Columbia
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