Evander Kane calls support ‘humbling’ after daughter’s death

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane says he's received countless well wishes after revealing the death of his unborn daughter, Eva, on Thursday.

"It’s actually been pretty surprising, to be honest. The amount of support and where it’s come from," Kane told The Mercury News' Paul Gackle.

“It’s been really nice," he added. "It’s definitely been helpful. Lots of different players around the league and management have reached out that I don’t even know. It really makes you appreciate how special the hockey community is. It was pretty humbling to have so many people reach out.”

Kane received an outpouring of support from the hockey world and beyond after announcing the tragedy on Twitter, including condolences from Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.

Kane's teammate Erik Karlsson and his wife Melinda had a stillborn son in March 2018. Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer and his wife, Susan, lost a child a week before birth in 2002, according to Gackle.

Eva died at 26 weeks.

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