Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks has signed with EHC Biel of Switzerland's National League A. The team announced the signing on Tuesday. The contract will run through the end of the Swiss season or until the NHL and NHLPA agree to a new collective bargaining agreement.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp