Evander Kane

LOS ANGELES – SEP 2: Kane at “The Perfect Guy” LA Premiere at the Writers Guild Theater on September 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA, kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Evander Frank Kane

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Date of Birth: August 2, 1991

*Black Nova Scotian (father)
*European (mother)

Evander Kane is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He plays as a left winger for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.

Evander is the son of Sheri and Perry Kane. His parents were collegiate athletes, his father an amateur hockey player and boxer, and his mother a volleyball player at the University of Calgary. His father is African-Canadian, from the Black Nova Scotian community. His mother is white. Evander was raised in East Vancouver. He has a daughter with his former wife.

His uncle, Leonard Kane, is in the Canadian Ball Hockey Hall of Fame. He is also a cousin of football player and politician Dwayne Provo and professional boxer Kirk Johnson.

He is named after boxer Evander Holyfield.

Sources: https://www.nhl.com

4 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    Black Nova Scotians are a unique subset of Black Canadians. They are mostly descendant from a large group of slaves in the United States who fled to the British lines during the War of Independence/American Revolution, and were resettled in Nova Scotia. So they make up a distinct and isolated community of Black Canadians. There were other Black Loyalist immigrants to Canada, but none that retained a separate identity within the larger Black Canadian community to the degree that the Black Nova Scotians have.

    Anyway, he actually has quite a few semi-famous close relatives including Leonard Kane, Dwayne Provo and Kirk Johnson. But I’ve been unable to find any of his grandparents names or even his mother’s maiden name. His black grandfather is said to be one of something like 14 children, which would be big anywhere, but especially in a isolated community like the Black Nova Scotians. So I’m surprised I haven’t seen his lineage documented. If anyone can find anything, please feel free to add.

  2. passingtime85 says:

    Shouldn’t it be African-Canadian instead of Black Nova Scotian? Do they have different citizenship status?

  3. jackson9 says:

    Hockey fan, oaken05?

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