Former Checker Kane Signs With Capitals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals announced that they have signed former Charlotte left wing Boyd Kane.

The South Carolina Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of the Capitals and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

In his first professional season in 1998-99, Kane scored 11 points (5g-6a) in 12 games with Charlotte and also played with Hartford in the AHL scoring eight points (3g-5a) in 56 games. Kane returned to the Checkers in 1999-2000 and scored 29 points (10g-19a) in 47 games. His final stint with the Checkers came in 2000-01 when he scored 17 points (9g-8a) in 12 games. Kane was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the third round (72nd overall) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and later chosen by the New York Rangers in the fourth round (114th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

In 2004-05, the 27-year-old Kane was captain of the Calder Cup champion Philadelphia Phantoms, registering 24 points (9g-15a) in 58 regular season games and seven assists in 21 postseason games.

The 6-2 and 218-pound Kane has seven penalty minutes in seven NHL games with Philadelphia in 2003-04.