Patrick Kane is the latest NHL star to commit to playing overseas, with the Buffalo native signing with EHC Biel of Switzerland's National League. Kane is set to arrive Sunday, according to Biel, which also boasts Boston forward Tyler Seguin.
Kane will play in the same league as the Sabres' Tyler Ennis, who signed with Langnau.
As is usually the case with Kane, there's an interesting angle in Biel's release announcing the signing. The team's chief scout breaks down Kane's strengths and weaknesses. According to a Google translation, Thomas Roost calls Kane "one of the best hockey players in the world." On the downside, Kane, a renowned partyer, "has (not always) the reputation of an exemplary professional," Roost said.