Evander Kane explains reasons for re-signing with Edmonton Oilers

Evander Kane has says he is back at the Edmonton Oilers because he believes they give him a great chance ‘to win.’

Kane joined the Oilers midway through last season following his dispute with the San Jose Sharks, and he proved an instant success in Oil Country.

He delivered 39 points in 43 regular season games and another 17 in 15 post-season matches as he proved a spectacularly good fit the Connor McDavid line.

Kane had been expected to test how that form would be rewarded in the free agency market, but he opted to re-sign for the Edmonton Oilers for a bargain $5.125m per season for four years.

“Throughout the last 12 months there have been lots of road blocks, tons of adversity and many tough days,” Evander Kane explained as he broke the news himself. “I’m grateful for the tremendous amount of support from family, friends, teammates and others who have helped me stay strong through those difficult times”.

“I want to thank the Edmonton Oilers for giving me an opportunity to REMIND people who I am as a player and as a person. I also want to thank my girlfriend Mara, she has been my rock through these past 12 months and I’m grateful to have her by my side”.

“A big part of my decision to stay in Edmonton was because of the opportunity given to me only seven months ago but also the chance to be a part of a championship team. I want to win, and I believe after signing this deal we will be able to add the right pieces along with myself to accomplish that goal, a championship. See you in the Fall”.

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