Evander Kane and San Jose Sharks settle contract dispute

 | September 20, 2022

The NHL Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of Kane in January.

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Both the San Jose Sharks and former forward Evander Kane have settled a grievance over his contract termination last season prior to the matter going to arbitration.

On behalf of Kane, the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) filed a grievance in January after the Sharks terminated his deal, citing a breach of his contract and a violation AHL COVID-19 protocols.

He was in the fourth year of a seven-year, $49m contract that paid him $7m on average each year. He signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers and signed a four-year extension as well.

Kane was due $19m in salary for the last three years of his San Jose contract. The first three years of his new deal with the Oilers will pay him a combined $16.5m in salary.

In a statement, the Sharks said: “The agreement has been approved by the NHL and the NHL Players' Association.

“We are satisfied that its terms will not adversely impact the team, either financially or competitively, in this or future seasons.”

The NHLPA said in a statement that they are: “pleased to have the matter between Evander Kane and the San Jose Sharks resolved.”

On Oct. 5, 2021, Patrick Kane was investigated for allegedly submitting a fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination card. Later in the month, Kane was suspended for 21 games for violating the NHL’s COVID-19 policy.

He released a statement saying that he: “made a mistake, one I sincerely regret.”

The Edmonton Oilers will open their preseason against the Calgary Flames on September 28.

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