San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has entered a personal bankruptcy process, accumulating more than US $ 26 million (approximately C $ 33 million) in debt.
That’s what sports site The Athletic learned on Monday.
In the file he gave to the individuals responsible for his file, the hockey player suggested that he could give up the 2020-2021 season of the National Hockey League (NHL).
“The debtor can terminate their contract and they can opt out of the season, as current rules allow, due to concerns about the health of their first unborn child,” he wrote in the documentation. If he terminates his contract or withdraws at some point during the season, the debtor will not receive his salary. ”
However, the players of the Bettman Circuit had until December 24 to make the decision not to honor their contract for the next campaign. It should start on Wednesday. The Vancouver native is currently at his team’s training camp.
Last week, Centennial Bank filed a lawsuit against Kane and the Sharks to recover US $ 8.3 million the 29-year-old owes from the financial institution. It should also be remembered that last year, a Las Vegas casino filed a lawsuit against Kane for gambling debts that he had accumulated.
In 2018, the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft signed a seven-year contract worth US $ 49 million. Since his debut in the NHL, Kane has reportedly made around US $ 52 million, according to the capfriendly.com website.
In 713 games on the Bettman Tour, Kane has hit the target 242 times and provided 215 assists for 457 points. In addition to the Sharks uniform, he wore the colors of the Atlanta Thrashers, Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabers.