Jets' Kane happy to be in Winnipeg to start new season

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Jets forward Evander Kane, appearing on TSN 1290 Thursday afternoon, addressed comments he made earlier this summer that fueled speculation about his desire to remain in Winnipeg. 

"As usual, what I say gets speculated and over-analyzed sometimes, but I’m definitely looking forward to coming to camp," Kane said. "Looking forward to a fresh start with [coach] Paul [Maurice] in terms of him having a training camp with the group. Kind of getting kicked off on the right foot here. 

"Looking forward to having a great start to the season."

Kane was then asked if it's fair to assume he's still happy being a member of the Jets.

"That would be correct," he responded. 

Kane, 23, scored 19 goals and added 22 assists in 63 games for the Jets last season. He's averaging 25 goals per 82 games over his first five seasons in the NHL.

Many still believe there's another level or three to Kane's game, and Jets fans are surely hoping to see him realize his full potential under Maurice - ideally this season.

[H/T Nichols On Hockey]

Jets' Kane happy to be in Winnipeg to start new season
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