Evander Kane knows he will not be universally loved by fans of the Oilers.

Edmonton is the fourth franchise for the 30-year-old whose contract was dumped by the Sharks. There will be questions about his past, from suspensions due to violations of COVID-19 protocols, a bankruptcy and a gambling addiction. Allegations of abuse lodged by his ex-wife were not proven in court.

"I want to clear up a lot of the misinformation, a lot of the storylines painting me in a certain light that are completely untrue, inaccurate and false," Kane said. "I would encourage [fans] to be open-minded, to allow me to do what I do best and get to know me on the ice, off the ice, around the rink, in the community, and see what I bring to the table.