And things get worse for San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane. We all remember how his estranged wife Anna claimed that he bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. News then came out that Kane’s teammates would prefer he didn’t play for the club in 2021-22 and team management has already tried to trade him, but failed to find a club that was interested in acquiring his services.
While Kane maintains that he is innocent and that the NHL’s investigation will prove it, he now faces another massive challenge as Anna Kane is suing her estranged husband with a new set of allegations — including sexual assault and multiple instances of domestic battery.
The numerous accusations came in a domestic violence restraining order application by Anna Kane as part of her divorce case in Santa Clara County, Calif. The application was filed on Tuesday.
This new twist is unlikely to surprised fans across the NHL: Kane’s gambling history and finances have been public knowledge for some time. He filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in January, listing debts of $26.8 million and assets of $10.2 million. According to the Chapter 7 petition, he lost $1.5 million gambling in the 12 months prior. He admitted to suffering from gambling issues.
Anna Kane shared his potentially illegal gambling issues on social media earlier this summer and made other accusations that her soon-to-be ex-husband was spending lavishly partying in Europe while asking her to sell her wedding ring to survive and wrote about not being able to afford baby formula for their child.
This prompted Evander Kane to claim that the couple was in the process of getting a divorce and called Anna Kane “mentally unwell.’’ And we can only assume he would defend himself with the same response with these new allegations. He also e wrote in a court filing back in August that Anna Kane had assaulted him multiple times.
Evander Kane has been in the NHL for the past 12 years and is coming off one of his most productive seasons scoring-wise with 22 goals and 27 assists in a shortened 2021 season. He has four seasons left on a seven-year, $49 million contract, but his teammates in San Jose are reportedly seeking to get rid of him…