This weekend, Patrick Kane turned 24 and celebrated by taking to the Swiss Alps with his EHC Biel-Bienne teammates at 2 a.m. after a night of birthday partying. Unbeknownst to him, it is illegal to ski while intoxicated in Switzerland and Kane has been arrested on suspicion of SWI.
“Mr. Kane was not the only one on the hill,” a police spokesman said. “But he was the easiest to catch as he had never skied before.”
This is not Kaner’s first issue with drinking, as he had an altercation with a Buffalo cab driver in 2009; was photographed drinking and shirtless in a Vancouver limo in 2010; and earlier this year, on Cinco De Mayo, was videotaped stumbling all over the University of Wisconsin campus.
Kane has scored nine points in five games for Switzerland’s EHC Biel-Bienne while he waits for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to pull his head out of his ass.