In a season where the action off the ice has been just as furious on it for the Winnipeg Jets, their star forward, 22-year old Evander Kane, is being sued.
According to CBC, Kane is being sued by a man from the city of Vancouver, where the Jets’ left wing grew up, and played junior hockey for the Vancouver Giants.
The incident in question allegedly happened on August 10th, 2013, as the plaintiff was walking home from work on a busy street in Vancouver. He claims to have injuries related to the back, chest, ribs, shoulders, neck, and reportedly suffered a concussion.
The identity of the man is unknown, as is the damages he is seeking from the Jets’ forward, although it has been made known that he wants compensation for legal and medical costs, both from the past and in the future.
CBC also released a portion of the claim:
“The plaintiff’s injuries have and will continue to cause him suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent physical disability, loss of earning capacity, past and future, and loss of housekeeping capacity, past and future
The plaintiff has suffered ongoing physical and emotional injuries, including injury to his feelings, dignity, pride, and self-respect in all aspects of his personal and vocational pursuits.”
Kane won’t face any criminal charges in the incident, which was investigated by Vancouver police at the time. A spokesperson from the department commented on the lawsuit:
Given the circumstances of the incident there were no arrests made and there was insufficient evidence to support or recommend any criminal charges.”
The Winnipeg Jets called the case a “private matter” and refused to comment.
The Jets are now mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, after a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.
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