Only 18 years old, Evander Kane made the opening day line-up of the Atlanta Thrashers for the 2009-10 NHL season. Recently drafted 4th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Kane has the size, skill, and the name to be a big star in the league beside Ilya Kovalchuk on the currently rebuilding Atlanta team.
Kane helped Team Canada win gold medals with the national Under-18 team and at the World Junior Championships as well. He did not surprise many by making the Thrashers line-up immediately with his combination of effort and scoring. Kane has 4 points in his first 6 NHL games and will challenge for the Calder Trophy this season. Named after Evander Holyfield, this kid will be a heavyweight contender in card values for the next decade.
Kane has appeared previously in ITG Heroes and Prospects, however his first big Upper Deck card will be his UD Series One Young Gun (#205) and will be available this season at Canada Card World