It is against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday at the Bell Center, that forward Evander Kane will make his debut in the uniform of the Edmonton Oilers, the organization confirmed during a press conference held the day before.
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Signed a contract valid for the rest of the season, the forward player will therefore not wait any longer before reconnecting with the National League (NHL).
Having played his last game on the league on May 12 when he played with the San Jose Sharks, he says he is ready to put aside the past to focus on the success of his new team.
“Ultimately, I chose the Oilers because of the weather, he first joked, referring to the harsh Alberta winter. On a more serious note, there were a few formations that showed interest in me, particularly early in the process. This one continued and I had to make a decision that was going to be the best for me. The number of clubs in contention dwindled and as the talks unfolded and added up, it became clear that Edmonton presented the most advantageous option.”
Kane was released by the Sharks earlier in the season for violating NHL and American League protocol regarding COVID-19. In 2021-2022, he had eight points in five games with the San Jose school club.