HAMBURG, New York – Police in New York are investigating and incident involving Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, according to media reports.
Kane has not been charged and there has been no official confirmation on the investigation but The Buffalo News broke the story earlier today.
Detectives appeared at Kane’s lakefront home in Hamburg, wearing gloves and taking pictures on Sunday.
Since the Blackhawks’ historic at-home Stanley Cup win, the 26-year-old has had a lot to celebrate. At home in Buffalo, twitter followed his every move over the past weekend. One fan tweeted: “Patrick Kane bought me a birthday shot last night.” Another tweeted that “Kane is bombed at the bar. Told me he was too bombed for a pic..so of course i snap-chatted a pic of him anyway.”
The investigation follows recent praise for Kane and his maturity, after a rough introduction to stardom. He was arrested in Buffalo in 2009 after an altercation with a cabdriver, who accused Kane and his cousin of assault and refusing to pay their fare. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and criminal charges were dropped.
The team issued a brief statement which was echoed by a spokesman for the NHL:
“We are aware of the matter and in the process of gathering information. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."
Kane’s agent, Pat Brisson also released a statement saying,
“As the Blackhawks indicated in their statement, they are gathering information and will be reviewing reports. It would not be appropriate to provide further comment at this time.”
Kane has not commented.