TORONTO – Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is the subject of a police investigation in Hamburg, New York.

Hamburg police said Friday the department “is investigating an incident that allegedly occurred at the residence of NHL player Patrick Kane last weekend.”

“At this time, we are gathering information and awaiting forensic testing results,” Police Chief Gregory Wickett said.

The Buffalo News was first to report Thursday that police were investigating an “incident” reportedly involving Kane.

Citing sources, Buffalo’s WKBW-TV News reported the alleged incident involves Kane and a woman that began at a bar in Evans, New York.

Buffalo News’ sports reporter Tim Graham tweeted that the 2007 first-round draft pick is under investigation for rape.



The NHL said Thursday it is “following developments” of a police investigation involving Kane.

Police did not say the nature of the investigation.

In 2009, Kane was arrested for assaulting a taxi driver in Buffalo.