It has often seemed that Canadian hockey player Evander Kane gets more attention for what he does off the ice than what he does on it. His time in the National Hockey League has been plagued by controversy, with an incident in January 2024 adding to the Edmonton Oilers left wing's contentious pile.
Here's what to know about Evander and his ex-wife Anna Kander, whose tumultuous divorce, custody battle, and accusations have made headlines in the hockey world and beyond.
Who is Evander Kane's ex-wife?
Evander Kane married Anna Kane in 2018. The two went on to welcome a daughter named Kensington in 2020, but Anna filed for divorce in July the following year.
Evander Kane got a restraining order against his ex-wife in December 2021, which led to his getting sole custody of their daughter.
In December 2021, TMZ Sports reported that Anna released a video on Instagram wherein Evander is seen pointing a gun at her. The clip shows Evander "walking into a garage with the gun, before he eventually raised it in the air and then pointed it in Anna's direction." She then wrote that he was "pointing a loaded gun at me ... psychopath."
Evander's attorney denied these claims and said this video was taken out of context, claiming that the gun was a prop previously used in a photoshoot from 2020 in which both Evander and Anna were participating. "Her conduct, unfortunately, is consistent with her prior actions throughout this [divorce] case," said his attorney. "Each time, we hope it will be the last. Each time, we strive to keep the peace and put the best foot forward. Each time, Evander is exonerated and Ms. Kane's allegations are unsubstantiated."
Because of these accusations, Evander told a judge he was afraid "Anna might hurt him, his girlfriend, Mara Teigen, and his daughter in the wake of her recent social media activity," per court documents obtained by TMZ Sports. The judge approved his request.
Evander was also granted sole custody of the couple's then 1-year-old daughter Kensington, reported the New York Post at the time. A judge ruled that Anna was allowed supervised visits with her daughter, pending a mental health evaluation. "The concerns in Court was and is Ms. Kane’s mental stability, potential untreated mental health issues and the effects of the same on the parties’ young daughter," said Evander's lawyer in a statement.
In January 2024, Evander Kane's ex-wife showed up to one of his games and was escorted out.
To celebrate her birthday the following day, Anna Kane showed up to the Oilers' game against the Detroit Redwings on Jan. 11, 2024. In a series of Instagram stories shared from her friend @stephaniibrahim's account, Anna was seen behind the glass rink side. According to Hockey of Hockey, when Evander was made aware of his ex-wife's presence he had her removed from the game for violating their restraining order.
Anna then shared a story from her own account in which she is seen being escorted out by security guards. A caption over video of her smiling reads, "Need 15 security to walk me out cuz your d--k is so little." In a story shared on Twitter by @KailerMemeamoto, Anna appears to be out at a bar after being ejected and is vaguely providing some insight into the evening.
"I'm gonna tell you what happened," says Anna as she explains that the identification used to get into the game featured her maiden name. "Your girl came losing diamonds, and I don't give a f--k. She came prepared for the hater."