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Patrick Kane tribute dropped from London Knights camp, per report

Chicago forward will no longer have training camp team named after him.

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Patrick Kane will no longer be honored by his former junior team, the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, at their upcoming training camp, reports Ryan Pyette of The London Free Press.

The Chicago Blackhawks star forward was among four former Knights: Corey Perry, Rick Nash and Dave Bolland to represent teams of 20 players each at the camp. The 26-year-old Kaner is the subject of an ongoing police investigation for an alleged incident at his home Aug. 2 in Hamburg, N.Y.

"We're going to change the name and there will not be a Team Kane at training camp," London GM Basil McRae told The London Free Press.

Kane has not been charged with a crime, but has met with investigators, according to the Buffalo News. The detectives from both the Hamburg Police Department and the Erie County District Attorney's office met with Kane at the office of his attorney, Paul Cambria.

EA Sports planned to feature Kane alongside Hawks captain Jonathan Toews on the cover NHL 16, but dropped him because of the investigation. Now, Toews will be featured by himself. Kane, who recently won his third Stanley Cup with Toews as a member of the Blackhawks, was also on the cover of NHL 10. Toews was on the cover of NHL 11.

Kane played one season in London, scoring a OHL-high 62 goals and 145 points in 58 games in 2007. He was named the Canadian Hockey League Rookie of the Year and was selected first overall by the Blackhawks in the NHL draft.


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