Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane turned himself into police and was booked on a single count of misdemeanor trespassing and other lesser charges on Friday, according to multiple reports.
The arrest stems from a June 24 incident at a Buffalo bar, Bottoms Up, after an encounter with three women and a male bouncer, The Buffalo News reported, citing police sources. Kane allegedly put his hands on the four people during the incident, including grabbing one of the women by her throat.
The one count of criminal trespass is related to Kane allegedly refusing to leave the bar, the newspaper reported. He also faces up to four non-criminal harassment charges that allege he engaged in “physical conduct” with the alleged victims, according to The News. Kane has also been charged with a violation of disorderly conduct, alleging that he created a “hazardous/offensive condition,” according to The News.
“We are aware of the legal developments today in Buffalo relating to an incident involving Evander Kane in and around the time of the NHL Draft last month,” the NHL said in a statement via TSN’s Darren Dreger. “While we intend to monitor the developments in his legal proceedings, at this time, it is not the League’s current intention to take any form of disciplinary action against Mr. Kane. Mr. Kane will be directed to the NHL/NHLPA Behavioral Health professionals for evaluation and counseling, as they may determine necessary.”
Kane’s attorney, Paul Cambria, says his client is innocent of all charges.
In March, prosecutors said there was no evidence to support a sexual assault charge against Kane stemming from a December incident.
The Associated Press contributed to this report