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5 Things You Need to Know About Evander Kane

by Casey Krygier /

On February 26, the San Jose Sharks made a trade just prior to the trade deadline, acquiring forward Evander Kane from the Buffalo Sabres. Get to know the newest member of Sharks Territory with these five need-to-know facts. 

Tweet from @evanderkane_9: Really excited to be apart of the @SanJoseSharks organization. Cant wait to play in the #SharkTank

1. Evander Kane was born in Vancouver, B.C. and comes from an athletic lineage. Both his parents played amateur and collegiate level sports. Growing up, Kane played baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey. He started skating at the age of three.

2. Evander Kane was named after the famous American boxer, Evander Holyfield. Kane met Holyfield when he was 18.

3. Evander Kane played with Sharks Captain Joe Pavelski in Russia for the Dynamo Minsk in the KHL during the 2012-13 lockout.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: #SJSharks captain Joe Pavelski: "I'm excited for what Evander can bring to this team. He plays an extremely hard game and I love the edge he plays with."

4. 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.

5. During his junior career, Kane won the Memorial Cup with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League (WHL) 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.

Give Evander Kane a follow on twitter @evanderkane_9 and Instagram @evander9kane.

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