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(AP) – San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane denied his wife’s allegations on social media that he had bet on NHL games, including against his own team.
Kane responded on Sunday morning to allegations made the day before from his wife Anna’s Instagram account.
“I have NEVER played / bet on hockey, NEVER gambled / bet on a Sharks game, NEVER played / bet on any of my games and NEVER threw a hockey game,” he wrote on Twitter. “The facts are that last year I had my best season of my career and it was the most consistent I’ve ever had, I’m proud of that. I love the game of hockey and would never do anything that is said to be. I’m looking forward to cooperating fully in the league’s investigations, to have my name acquitted, and I’m looking forward to the coming season. “
The NHL announced on Saturday night that it had been made aware of Anna Kane’s social media posts and is planning a full investigation.
Anna Kane wrote, “How does the NHL still make a compulsive gambling addict gamble when they are obviously throwing games to win money? Hmm, maybe someone has to deal with it. “
She added: “Can someone (Commissioner) ask Gary Bettman how he makes a player play his own games? Bet with bookmakers on your own games and win? “
In a separate post, Anna Kane accused her husband of partying lavishly in Europe while asking her to sell her wedding ring in order to survive, and wrote about not being able to afford baby food for her child.
Evander Kane said the two were in the process of getting divorced and called Anna Kane “mentally ill.”
“I love my daughter,” he wrote. “I will and have always looked after my daughter in every possible way. I always made sure her mother had everything she needed and more. I tried to de-escalate our divorce issues and be as polite and calm as anyone in this position could. I tried to set up FaceTime calls but not every day as I would like as I am restricted by her mom. She refused to see them and unfortunately tried to use my daughter as leverage. I will always continue to take care of my family, that is out of the question. “
Anna Kane later replied on Instagram that she offered Kane to see his daughter alone, but said Kane refused.
The NHL said: “The integrity of our game is of the utmost importance and the league takes these allegations very seriously.”
A team spokesperson wrote in an email to The Associated Press: “The San Jose Sharks contacted the National Hockey League today regarding the serious allegations against Evander Kane. We support a full and transparent investigation of the situation in order to maintain the integrity of the game and the consistency with our team values. “
Kane’s gambling history and finances have been public knowledge for some time. A casino on the Las Vegas Strip sued Kane in 2019, claiming he failed to repay a $ 500,000 gambling debt accumulated during a playoff series against the Golden Knights.
Since the Supreme Court paved the way for legalized sports gambling in the US and more states adopted it, the NHL has seized the opportunity and forged multiple partnerships with sports betting and other betting organizations.
Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, who was emailed prior to the league’s announcement, said there would only be one statement. The league said it would not make any further comments at this point.
Kane, 29, has been on a $ 49 million seven-year contract for three seasons. He is at his third organization after being drafted from Atlanta / Winnipeg and a stint in Buffalo and making his debut there. He made nearly $ 56 million during his NHL career, according to Capfriendly, which lists ice hockey salaries.
Last season he scored 22 goals and 27 assists in 56 games.