Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Tuesday that the organization was disappointed with star forward Patrick Kane for his actions during a trip to Madison, Wis. not longer after their season concluded.
Kane was photographed several times during the Mifflin Street Block Party for Cinco de Mayo early in May. In one photo, Kane was passed out at a bar. The photos went viral and were featured on a couple websites, notably Deadspin.com.
The Hawks had declined to comment on the situation until Tuesday when Bowman was on a conference call with reporters to announce the extensions of Johnny Oduya and Jamal Mayers.
"Obviously, we are aware of that situation," Bowman said of Kane. "We followed it closely. It was one of those things where we've discussed it with Patrick. We've handled that internally.
"We're obviously disappointed with how it played it out, and Patrick is aware of that fact. But at this point, it's a private matter. I think, out of respect for Patrick, we're not going to comment further. We're going to look forward and try to focus on things in improving our team leading into the summer."
Of course, it wasn't the first time Kane has garnered headlines because of his nightlife. Kane was arrested in August 2009 after he and his cousin allegedly punched a cab driver while in his hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. Kane was cleared of any felonies but did plead guilty to a non-criminal charge of disorderly conduct. I
In 2010, Kane was photographed with teammates John Madden and Kris Versteeg with his shirt off in a Vancouver limo. A photo from Kane's limo ride was displayed on the back of his bright shirt that he wore in Madison.
Madison police told the Sun-Times earlier this month they encountered Kane in Madison during an argument, but he did nothing to warrant an arrest. There were numerous allegations made about Kane on Deadspin.com, but he is yet to be charged with anything.