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Evander Kane signs with Dinamo Minsk

Evander Kane Evander Kane has signed with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. (Travis Golby, Getty Images)

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane has become the latest NHL player - and the first Canadian - to sign with an overseas team.

According to a TSN Report, Kane has signed a contract with Dinamo Minsk in Belarus. The team plays in the KHL (Kontinental Hockey League), considered to be the strongest in Europe. Founded in 2003, Dinamo Minsk has made the KHL playoffs in each of the last two seasons.

Kane is coming off a career year with the Jets - he scored 30 goals and provided 27 assists last season, and signed a six-year, $31.5 million extension to his contract just before the start of the lockout.