08-09-2009, 04:06 PM
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OT: Blackhawks star Kane arrested for robbing cabbie
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Patrick Kane, the star winger for the Chicago Blackhawks, was arrested on Sunday and charged with robbing a cab driver in Buffalo, New York, according to Buffalo police.
Kane, 20, and his cousin, James Kane, 21, were charged with second-degree robbery, fourth-degree criminal mischief and theft of services for allegedly assaulting a cab driver and taking back money after a dispute over the fare, police said.
The cab driver suffered cuts to his face, and his eyeglasses were damaged after apparently being punched in the face and head in the incident, which occurred at about 4 a.m. EDT Sunday, said police spokesman Michael DeGeorge.
Local media reported that the Kanes paid the driver $15 for a $13.80 fare and were angered when the driver did not have proper change.
They were arrested after leaving Chippewa Street, an area in Buffalo known for its nightlife.
Local press reported that Patrick Kane, who was born in Buffalo, entered a not guilty plea through his attorney in court Sunday morning.
Blackhawks President John McDonough declined to comment, a spokesman for the team said.
Kane was the first overall pick in the 2007 National Hockey League draft. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the league's best rookie, in the 2007-2008 season.
In the 2008-2009 regular season Kane had 25 goals and 45 assists in 80 games for the Blackhawks. He tallied an additional nine goals and five assists in 16 playoff games for the team.
What do signing bonuses for 1st round draft pick go for these days in NHL?
I guess some guys are just CHEAP.
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