Evander Kane is exhibit A why you hire a great agent.
Kane represented by the powerful agency at Newport Sports, has signed a 7 year, $49 million contract with the San Jose Sharks.
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 24, 2018
This is quite the contract for Kane in getting seven years, a type of deal that was very unlikely in free agency.
In the final 72 hours of the trade deadline, the Sabres received just one offer for Kane and the return for Kane now looks a little better with the second-rounder turning into a 2019 first round pick.
The Kane contract is great news for James van Riemsdyk, another client of Newport Sports.