Kane: 'I'm a Winnipeg Jet now...we'll see what happens'

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TSN.ca Staff
7/9/2014 9:55:38 AM
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If Evander Kane wants to remain in Winnipeg with the Jets, he isn't giving any straight answers about it.

In an interview with Vancouver's TEAM 1040 on Tuesday, the NHL winger was vague on the question of whether or not he wanted to play for the team anymore.

"Well, I think I'm a Winnipeg Jet right now," Kane told host Matt Sekeres on TEAM 1040. "And, you know, there's been speculation and rumours the three years since I got there. So, you know, we'll see what happens and we'll carry on as if I'm a Winnipeg Jet."

"There's not a yes in there," added Sekeres. "And some Jets fans might say you know, why doesn't he want to play for us? Why isn't he absolutely fully on board for playing for us? You're shaking your finger at me."

"No, I think..." answered Kane. "...I'm training hard and getting ready for this season. Last summer I didn't have a full summer of training due to some surgery I had, so I found it really important for me to start training early and get myself in the best shape possible for the upcoming season."

Kane, who signed a six-year, $31.5 million contract with the Jets in 2012, has been the subject of trade rumours since last season.

He scored 19 goals and added 22 assists in 63 games with the Jets in 2013-14. In five NHL seasons, he's hit the 30-goal mark once - during the 2011-2012 campaign.

In 324 career games with the franchise, the 22-year-old has 99 goals and 200 points.



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