Jets forward Evander Kane signs contract to join KHL's Dinamo Minsk

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MINSK, Belarus - Evander Kane is the first locked-out NHLer from Canada to commit to the KHL.

The Winnipeg Jets forward has signed on with Dinanmo Minsk, according to a release on the team's website.

Kane is coming off his best NHL season with 30 goals and 57 points.

The 21-year-old from Vancouver jumped straight to the NHL after being drafted fourth overall by Atlanta in 2009 and has represented Canada at the last three IIHF World Hockey Championships.

In 213 career NHL games, he has 63 goals and 126 points.

Kane signed a US$31.5-million, six-year extension with the Jets just before the lockout came into effect on Sept. 15.

Organizations: NHL, Winnipeg Jets

Geographic location: Canada, Belarus, Vancouver Atlanta

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