In a blistering Instagram post, NHL player Evander Kane’s pregnant wife claimed her husband is a gambling addict who ruined games for profit and abandoned her with their child to party in Europe while their house is being “stolen by the bank.”
The National Hockey League has reportedly launched an enquiry into the Saturday Instagram stories, stating in a tweet that it was aware of the images and planned to “perform a complete investigation.”
Anna Kane unleashed her rage on her husband in the scathing writings, portraying him as a drug addict who had left her unable to even purchase formula for their kid.
She commented, “How can the NHL allow a compulsive gambler to continue playing when he’s plainly throwing games to earn money?”
“Perhaps this is something that needs to be addressed.”
“Can someone question (Commissioner) Gary Bettman how they allow a player bet on his own games?” the forward’s wife commented in another. On his own games, bet and win with bookies?”
The claims were rejected by Kane’s management, who told MM, “They are serious.”
“We’ve been instructed not to say anything right now,” manager Karl Mullins told MM, adding that the couple was “just experiencing problems” and that the player would come out “after the enquiry is finished.”
Evander Kane, who signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Sharks two years ago, filed for bankruptcy in California in January. A Las Vegas casino sued him in November 2019 for $500,000 in gaming debts.
In her Instagram stories on Saturday, Anna Kane described a heartbreaking scenario.
“So you’re leaving on July 8th? You don’t call or text for seven days. Then you tell me you’re travelling to Europe for a vacation, which sounds lovely, but you also tell me our house is being taken over by the bank,” she wrote.
“However, do not come home to help ur [sic] pregnant wife pack or assist her in any way,” she said, alleging Kane “never” calls their 1-year-old daughter, who “walked around the house with her bunny shouting ‘dada’ for a week seeking for you.”
She said, “I don’t know if there are even words to express the sort of horrible person you are to desert your pregnant wife and your one-year-old daughter.”
The wife also shared a screenshot of what appeared to be a message from the hockey player, in which he told her he would visit their child on Aug. 8 and 9 — and asked her to leave the key to their house under the mat when she left.
In an accompanying caption, she sneered, “What a man. This is when the addiction takes precedence over everyone and everything. My heart breaks for anyone who has to cope with loved ones who are addicted to something in any form and put their addiction ahead of their family.”