Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has signed a contract with EHC Biel of the Swiss hockey league until the end of the season or the end of the NHL lockout. Kane joins Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin on EHC Biel.
Kane continues the trend of NHL players signing to play overseas as the NHL lockout drags on. Kane was the first overall pick of the 2007 NHL Draft and has spent five years with the Blackhawks; earning three All-Star team selections. Kane has scored 369 points in his career with 126 goals and 243 assists. His best year was the 2009-10 season in which the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup; Kane scored 30 goals and added 58 assists that year.
Kane joins the ever increasing list of NHL players who have signed overseas during the lockout and the 19th to sign in Switzerland. He is the fifth Chicago Blackhawks player to head overseas this year.