"He plays with great speed and fits with not only our game but where the league is trending," general manager Doug Wilson said.
"To get him in place and secured was very important to us.
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"It’s good to be wanted and I wanted them just as much as they wanted me," Kane said.
"The fact that we were able to work out a deal so quickly reflects that.
But he struggled a bit against the Golden Knights, slowed by injuries to his knee and shoulder that lingered from the end of the regular season.
He had one goal and a minus-5 rating in five games against Vegas.
But he’s said he’s willing to come back on a reduced one-year deal.
The Sharks still have salary cap flexibility to make more moves, which will be easier now that Kane’s deal is done and he can be slotted in on a top line.
Also that year, the Sabres suspended Kane for one game for missing practice a day after pictures surfaced on social media of the player celebrating in Toronto after attending the NBA All-Star Game.
There haven’t been issues in his brief time with the Sharks.
It left Kane with an easy choice as he headed toward free agency.
Kane bypassed a chance at the open market by signing a seven-year deal Thursday worth million to stay with the Sharks for the long term.
Kane used speed and physical play to deliver nine goals and five assists in 17 games and helped San Jose make the playoffs, giving him a first taste of the post-season.