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Kane strips down, opens up about race for ESPN The Magazine's BODY Issue

Sharks forward discusses hardships, desire for change in hockey culture

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / Staff Writer

Evander Kane became the latest NHL player to pose for ESPN The Magazine's BODY Issue, which annually showcases athletes' diverse shapes and sizes, and took the opportunity to call attention to larger issues regarding diversity and culture in hockey.

The Sharks forward, photographed by Marcus Eriksson, described some of the racist incidents he's experienced during his career and his desire to see more personality and diversity in the game in a story by The Undefeated's Martenzie Johnson. 

"I've been in the league long enough, I'm more than established, and I'm just kind of fed up," he told Johnson for the story. "I want to help change the game."

Kane also talked in a video interview about the Sharks' comeback win against the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of the 2019 Western Conference First Round, calling it, "the most thrilling thing I've ever been a part of, and I don't know if it's going to get topped."

Tweet from @espn: Every body has a story. #BodyIssue

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