Was Evander Kane abused by wife Anna? NHL star says she swung their baby dangerously
Evander Kane alleged that his estranged wife Anna hit him 7-8 times in the face with her fist' and obtained a temporary restraining order against her
NHL star Evander Kane's ongoing divorce battle with estranged wife Anna Kane keeps getting uglier by the day. After allegations of cheating, the 30-year-old San Jose Sharks right-wing has now obtained a temporary restraining order against Anna. He accused her of punching him several times in the face during a heated altercation, while also swinging their baby daughter around. Evander further disclosed four separate instances of domestic violence between 2019 and 2021, when Anna reportedly became physically abusive with him.
Earlier, the star player encountered the biggest setback of his career after Anna Kane publicly shared that he was addicted to gambling. Moreover, she accused him of gambling on his own games at NHL. While the Sharks forward vehemently denied the allegations, the matter is currently being probed by the NHL committee. Anna also accused him of cheating on her with his ex Mara Teigen. Now, Evander has filed complaints of domestic abuse against his wife, indirectly accusing her of risking their baby's life.
The investigation into Kane will be an important one for the NHL, years after the last betting scandal came to light. In 2006, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky's wife and a dozen other players were implicated in a gambling ring financed by Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet. At the moment, there is no proof Kane participated in gambling, it is merely an allegation by his estranged wife, but nonetheless, the NHL has taken the accusation very seriously.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Evander Kane alleged that Anna first attacked him sometime in 2019, when she hit him "7-8 times in the face with her fist". The incident happened after the pair had a heated argument over an undisclosed issue. Anna Kane allegedly repeated similar behavior in October 2020 and April 2021, when she struck Evander while arguing with him on two separate occasions.
In July 2021, she reportedly pushed him and held on to a bag over his shoulder as he tried to get away from her. On the same occasion, "Anna dangerously swung around (their) baby daughter," Evander said. In the past, he has called Anna "mentally unwell" and that he “will and always have taken care of my daughter in every way possible.” A hearing about the allegations is scheduled for September this year when Kane can file to seek a permanent restraining order.
Kane's financial struggles in the past few years are no secret. In fact, Anna had shockingly accused him of trying to sell her wedding ring to get baby formula. He was sued by a casino in Las Vegas in 2019 for failing to repay a $500,000 gambling debt. In January 2021, Evander Kane filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as he reportedly gathered a staggering $27 million in debt.