5 years ago

Even though the Jets won't be in the playoffs, Evander Kane is very happy with his progress this season.

The 21-year-old had 17 goals and 33 points this year, but it's not the score sheet production he's only proud of. "I think I've become more a leader in the room and on the ice each year I've been here," said Kane. "Next season is my fifth season. I'm still a young guy but not the typical young guy anymore. I've been around and I'm comfortable with the league now and I feel comfortable with the guys in here and that's definitely something I want to become, more of a leader on this team and get this team into the playoffs a lot sooner than later."