Evander Kane may ply his trade in Buffalo these days, but Vancouver will always be his home.
The NHL winger, who grew up in East Vancouver, was back in the area on Tuesday delivering pizzas to those in need.
“Decided to take some lunch to the very appreciative people of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside,” the 26-year-old tweeted, along with a video montage of his tour through the neighbourhood, delivering an armful of Little Caesars pizzas.
“People were coming up, they were very appreciative, very grateful,” Kane said in an interview on Sportsnet 650.
In the fall of 2016, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Vancouver Canucks walked away from a trade that would have brought Kane back to Vancouver. The Sabres were reportedly asking too much, but rumours about Kane’s maturity have long hampered the Sabres’ efforts to trade him as well. Charitable gestures like this one could help to dispel those rumours.
The 2017-18 season, which gets underway in a month, will be Kane’s ninth in the NHL.Follow @harrisonmooney
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