Buffalo Sabres winger Evander Kane turned himself in to police Friday on charges stemming from a June incident at a Buffalo bar.
Kane will be charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and “up to four counts of non-criminal counts of harassment,” his attorney, Paul Cambria, told The Buffalo News. He plans to fight the charges.
“Without a doubt, he plans to defend himself against these charges,” Cambria said.
“The allegations stem from an incident early on the morning of June 24 at the Bottoms Up bar, for encounters involving Kane, three women and a bouncer, sources familiar with the case told The Buffalo News.
“Kane put his hands on four people at the bar early that morning, including the bouncer and three women, according to police sources. Police allege that Kane yanked the hair and grabbed the throat of one of the women, while trying to push her into his car.
“Sources familiar with the case told The News Kane will face one count of misdemeanor criminal trespass — for allegedly refusing to leave the bar.”
The 2015-16 NHL season was Kane’s first with the Sabres. He spent the previous six with the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers, who drafted him fourth overall in 2009.
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