Patrick Kane has name pulled by former junior hockey team—report

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Patrick Kane’s former junior hockey team in London, Ontario, is distancing itself from the Blackhawks star in the wake of the Buffalo police investigation.

From the London Free Press:

The London Knights, who hit the ice next Tuesday at Budweiser Gardens, had planned to divide their 80 players into four squads named for Corey Perry (white), Rick Nash (black), David Bolland (green) and Kane (gold). But with the 26-year-old NHLer the subject of an on-going police investigation for an incident that occurred at his home in Hamburg, N.Y. this summer, the gold-wearing skaters will instead carry the banner of another former Knights great. We’re going to change the name and there will not be a Team Kane at training camp, London GM Basil McRae said.

Kane played one season with the Knights in the OHL eight years ago and was the team’s leading scorer before the Blackhawks made him the top pick in the 2007 NHL Draft.

Two weeks ago, EA Sports removed Kane from the cover of “NHL 16.”

No charges have been brought against Kane.

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