London Knights nix Team Patrick Kane at camp

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune joins Prime Time Sports to talk about the reaction from Chicago of the Patrick Kane story and the ongoing investigation.

First EA Sports, and now the London Knights.

Highly regarded hockey institutions are taking a step back from endorsing Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane this summer, as the three-time Stanley Cup champion is under police investigation in Hamburg, N.Y.

According to a report in Tuesday’s London Free Press, the Knights had planned to divide its 80 training camp invitees into four teams named after the Ontario Hockey League club’s esteemed graduates: Corey Perry (white), Rick Nash (black), David Bolland (green) and Kane (gold).

The gold team will instead represent another, yet-to-be-named Knights alumnus.

“We’re going to change the name and there will not be a Team Kane at training camp,” Knights general manager Basil McRae told the Free Press.

Suiting up for London in 2006-07, the Buffalo-born Kane led all OHL scorers with 62 goals and 145 points in 58 games. The following spring he was drafted No. 1 overall by Chicago.

Although Kane, 26, has yet to be charged with a crime, EA Sports dropped him as a cover boy for its upcoming NHL 16 video game two weeks ago.

According to a Buffalo News report Monday, police investigators have met with Kane and his attorney, Paul Cambria.

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