Thrashers sign Kane to multiyear deal

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers have signed first-round pick Evander Kane to a multiyear deal

The team did not include financial terms of the deal Monday with the 17-year-old forward. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Kane had 48 goals and 48 assists in 61 games for his junior team, the Vancouver Giants.

He was picked fourth overall.

Kane had two goals and four assists in six games to help Canada win the 2009 world junior hockey championship.