Patrick Kane, the star player of the Chicago Blackhawks who grew up in South Buffalo, is the center of a rape investigation by Hamburg police for an incident that occurred over last weekend. Kane, 26, has a home in Hamburg. He has not been charged with any crime.
The NHL said today, “We are aware of the police investigation and are following developments,” said the NHL’s Frank Brown, group vice president of communications, and as well as The Blackhawks stating, “We are aware of the matter and are in the process of gathering information. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”
Kane is scheduled to bring the Stanley Cup to Buffalo this weekend as part of the Blackhawks’ championship victory celebration of their infamous win.