Evander Kane was easily the biggest user of social media during his time with the Sabres, so where else would you expect him to say farewell to Buffalo and hello to San Jose?
Kane did it Monday night on his Twitter account.
— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) February 26, 2018
Kane thanked owners Terry and Kim Pegula, his coaches and teammates during his three years with the Sabres. He said he would never forget his outreach events with children that he did around the holiday season, but he saved his biggest thanks for the fans.
"The ultimate support that you guys give us throughout the course of a season, the good or the bad, I'll never forget," Kane said. "I've been able to grow as a person over the last three years in more ways than I can imagine. A big part of that is just being able to get in touch with the community and being able to get to know some great people throughout this city."
Two hours later, Kane said hello to folks in the Bay Area.
— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) February 27, 2018
The Sabres and Sharks staged both of their meetings in October, with San Jose winning by scores of 3-1 and 3-2. The teams do not play again this season. Kane, in fact, will make no trips East the rest of the way as the Sharks' four remaining Eastern Conference opponents will all be played in SAP Center.
Kane was a man on the move Monday, as he quickly headed West to try to be in San Jose for Tuesday night's home game against Edmonton. Kane will get plenty of time to get acclimated to his new surrounding as the Sharks are starting a six-game homestand. They don't go on the road until a March 14 game in Edmonton.
The Sharks are currently second in the Pacific Divsion, one point ahead of Anaheim. Kane is looking to appear in the playoffs for the first time in his NHL career.