Evander Kane Comments On Potentially Returning To His Old Team

Published October 5, 2023 at 9:00

Evander Kane began his NHL journey as the fourth pick in the 2009 draft, chosen by the Atlanta Thrashers. During his tenure with them, he played 139 games, tallying up 69 points. This lasted until the team relocated to Winnipeg, becoming the Jets.

Could the NHL Return to Atlanta?

On the topic of Atlanta potentially receiving an NHL team again, Kane commented:

"You talk about a great city to live in. A great city to be a part of. The fan base. Everybody talks about a lack of fans, but the fanbase we had there was so awesome. They were so passionate about us as a hockey team. We had fans at practice all the time. As an 18-year-old, I loved being there. Great travel. Four other major sports. There are lots to do. It's a hub, you can get anywhere in the U.S. or even internationally from Atlanta. There are so many good things I have to say about it. I would be 100 percent supportive."

Asked about whether he'd play in Atlanta again, he said:

"Yes. Yes I would I come from Vancouver, which is a melting pot for a lot of different cultures. I go as an 18-year-old to Atlanta where you're most likely either black, white or you're both. So it was a bit of a culture change for me but I definitely picked up on southern hospitality in a real genuine way. Made it very welcoming for me to be part of that community."

The Thrashers' Last Legacy

For Kane, returning to Atlanta to wrap up his career would be poetic, completing a full circle. He envisions himself on the ice for another seven to eight years, hinting at a possible return. Presently, only Blake Wheeler and Zach Bogosian, former Thrashers, are active in the NHL. With their impending retirements, Kane may soon be the last link to the Atlanta Thrashers legacy.

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Evander Kane Comments On Potentially Returning To His Old Team

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