Top Player Praises Players That Don't Want To Wear Pride Jerseys

Published September 23, 2023 at 11:29 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
In the previous NHL season, controversy arose when some players opted out of their teams' Pride Nights, sparking debates on the NHL's stance on LGBTQ+ support.

Certain teams canceled their Pride Nights, and the NHL scrapped all special jersey theme nights for the upcoming season.

Washington Capitals' captain, Alex Ovechkin, applauded the league for not penalizing players like Ivan Provorov and James Reimer, who chose not to participate in NHL-sanctioned Pride Night events, saying, "Well done. It would be great if it was like this everywhere."

Ovechkin also commended NHL leadership for respecting the decisions of players like Ivan Provorov and James Reimer, who opted out of supporting the LGBTQ community during NHL-sanctioned Pride Night events.


While Ovechkin appreciates the NHL's respect for individual beliefs, he expressed concerns about potential unintended consequences.

Source: Oilersdaily
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