CHICAGO, Ill. (WIVB) — Buffalo native Patrick Kane publicly apologized Thursday during a live press conference with the Chicago Blackhawks.
“This has been an incredibly difficult for many people,” the 26-year-old said. “I cannot apologize enough for the distraction this has caused my family, my teammates, this incredible organization and of course, our fans.”
Kane has been at the center of a police investigation over allegations of rape. The case remains open and no charges have been filed.
Kane went on to state, “While I have too much respect for the legal process to comment on an ongoing matter, I am confident that when all the facts are brought to light, I will be absolved of having done nothing wrong.”
Blackhawks’ President John McDonough, General Manager Stan Bowman and Head Coach Joel Quenneville sat beside Kane, and confirmed that he will participate in training camp, which kicks off on Friday.
Kane turned the focus onto training camp, saying that he’s healthy and excited for the upcoming hockey season.