SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have signed pending free agent forward Evander Kane to a seven-year contract.
The deal finalized on Thursday keeps the high-scoring winger off the open market and part of the Sharks long-term future.
Kane, who turns 27 in August, was acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. Under the terms of that trade, the Sabres will get a first-round pick in 2019 instead of a second-rounder because Kane signed with San Jose. The selection is lottery-protected, so it could be moved to 2020.