Evander Kane Leaving the Hockey Diversity Alliance

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Evander Kane is in the news again this Summer, this time leaving the Hockey Diversity Alliance. Otherwise known as the HDA, it was initially founded by a group of former players and hockey icons to help promote diversity within hockey and, most importantly, combat racism in the sport we love.

The HDA has been controversial for the NHL, as they have never fully supported the group. They actually created their own diversity initiative earlier this Summer. The NHL and NHLPA created a 20-player committee headed by Anson Carter and PK Subban to advance diversity within the NHL and grassroots levels.

Now Evander Kane has released the following statement on his reasoning for leaving the HDA:

While it is unknown what is happening behind the scenes, could Kane decide to support the NHL initiative run by Subban/Carter?

Connor Green

Managing Editor | Inside the Rink

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