Evander Kane’s representatives say a recent video appearing to show the player pointing a gun at his estranged wife, Anna, has been released without context.
In a statement released on Thursday by Kane’s agent, Dan Milstein, the San Jose Sharks winger’s lawyer says the couple was participating in a professional photoshoot back in 2020 when the video that shows Kane at the camera while walking away through a garage was taken.
Anna Kane was previously handed a court order prohibiting her from posting anything on social media about Evander Kane, which she has now violated “several times over” due to her “tactic to defame” the 30-year-old player, according to the statement.
“Her conduct, unfortunately, is consistent with her prior actions throughout this case,” the statement read. “Each time, we hope it will be the last. Each time, we strive to keep the peace and put the best foot forward. Each time, Evander is exonerated and Ms. Kane’s allegations are unsubstantiated. Evander continues to hope Ms. Kane gets the help she needs, and requests privacy for everyone involved.”
Before the video was released, the former couple appeared in court on Wednesday over custody concerns after Anna Kane allegedly falsified a pregnancy for months. Evander Kane was given sole custody of their 16-month-old daughter, with his ex-wife permitted professionally supervised visits pending an upcoming psychiatric evaluation.
Earlier in the year, Anna Kane accused her ex-husband of domestic abuse and gambling on his own games. The NHL conducted investigations into both claims and to support either.
Evander Kane is playing for the Sharks’ AHL affiliate, the Barracuda, after clearing waivers following the completion of his for reportedly handing in a falsified vaccine card last summer. He was told by the team due to the ongoing off-ice issues the player was involved in.
Evander Kane has four years remaining on his seven-year, $49-million contract with the Sharks.
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