The National Hockey League issued this statement on South Buffalo native and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane. The NHL has concluded its investigation of the allegations against Kane and feels the accusations were unfounded. Here is the full statement regarding its findings:
The National Hockey League announced today that it has completed its independent review of the Patrick Kane matter, the final stage of which included an in-person meeting between Kane and Commissioner Gary Bettman in New York on Monday, March 7. Based on its review, including the determination made by the Erie County District Attorney not to pursue charges, the NHL has concluded that the allegations made against Kane were unfounded. The League considers the matter closed and will have no further comment.