Evander Kane, born on August 2, 1991, is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL. He was selected fourth overall by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. His career boasts significant accomplishments both in major junior hockey and international play, as well as in the NHL.
- Early Career and Major Junior Achievements:
- Won the Memorial Cup with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL in 2007.
- Runner-up for the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy as WHL rookie of the year in 2008.
- Named to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 2009.
- Set the Giants’ franchise record for single-season goals in 2008–09.
- International Career:
- Received gold medals with Team Canada at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and 2009 World Junior Championships.
- Competed in the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 IIHF World Championships.
- NHL Career:
- Debuted in the NHL with the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009–10 season, recording 14 goals and 26 points in his rookie campaign.
- Led the Winnipeg Jets in scoring with 18 goals and 31 points by mid-January 2012.
- Signed a six-year, $31.5 million contract extension with the Jets in 2012.
- Played for the Buffalo Sabres, San Jose Sharks, and Edmonton Oilers, contributing significantly to each team.
- Notably scored his first NHL hat-trick against the Calgary Flames in 2018 and signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Sharks the same year.
- Recorded the highest shooting percentage of his career while playing with the Oilers and achieved his first-ever playoff hat trick in 2022.
- Signed a four-year, $20.5 million contract extension with the Oilers in 2022.
Kane’s career has been marked by his scoring ability and impactful play across multiple teams in the NHL, alongside notable achievements in international hockey representing Canada.
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