NHL investigating Evander Kane after wife claims he bet on his own games

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The NHL is investigating San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)
The NHL is investigating San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The NHL will be investigating San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane after his wife, Anna, alleged that he has bet on his own games.

Kane's wife published a string of posts to her Instagram account about her husband, which included his alleged gambling addiction.

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“How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games to win money? Hmm maybe someone needs to address this,” she wrote in one of her posts.

“Can someone ask (NHL commissioner) Gary Bettman how they let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?”

The league responded to her allegations on Saturday evening via the NHL Public Relations Twitter account. The statement read:

The League was made aware this evening of a post on social media alleging that San Jose Sharks Player Evander Kane bet on NHL games. The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously. 

We intend to conduct a full investigation and will have no further comment at this time.

In addition to her husband's purported gambling, Anna Kane claimed that Evander has been treating her poorly.

So you leave July 8th you do not call or text at all for 7 days then you inform me you are going to Europe for a vacation must be nice, but at the same time tell me our house is being taken by the bank but do not come home to help ur pregnant wife pack or help her with anything at all. You have enough money to party and stay in hotels in Europe go to dinners every night, but I can't buy my daughter formula and u force me to sell my wedding ring to have any money to survive as you party every day every night, never calling your daughter and never asking not even one time how I'm doing by myself. I don't know if there are even words to describe the kind of evil person that you are to abandon your wife who is pregnant with ur son and your one year old daughter who walked around the house with her bunny saying dada for a week looking for you. Don't post old pictures like your home or like your with her. Everyone knows the type of person you are.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Kane had filed for bankruptcy as he apparently had more than $26 million worth of debt under Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a California court. 

Kane is slated to enter his fourth season of a seven-year deal that pays him a total of $49 million. He has an estimated career earnings of $55,956,097, according to CapFriendly.

He recorded 22 goals and 49 points during the 2020-21 season.

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