San Jose Sharks head coach Bob Boughner has said forward Evander Kane will play the 2020-2021 campaign, despite what was stated in documents he filed in California Bankruptcy Court.
The hockey player has accumulated debts of $ 26.8 million. In his documentation, he hinted that he could skip the next season to “protect the health of his unborn child.”
“I know there are other things going on, but he looks like he’s ready to play. When he’s in top form he’s one of our best players and he’s a guy we need. He’s a hell of a hockey player, ”Boughner said on Tuesday during his press briefing.
The pilot has also confirmed that Kane will be part of his training for the first game of his, Thursday, against the Coyotes in Arizona.
In addition, Boughner does not believe his player’s situation will hurt his club.
“I don’t think we’re worried about a distraction,” he said. I will not comment on a player’s personal situation, but I have no doubts that he will be there for the whole season and that he is on board. ”
Recall that in 2018, Kane initialed a seven-year contract worth $ 49 million. Since making his NHL debut, Kane has reportedly made around US $ 52 million, according to the website capfriendly.com.
In 713 National Hockey League games, Kane has 242 goals and 215 assists for 457 points.