Former Oilers Defensemen Issues Statement on Pride Night

Published April 4, 2023 at 11:06 PM

eams in 2023 have stopped mandating Pride Nights and allowed players to skip warmups for the event. Teams like the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers have taken different approaches to the issue. Although some feel the language and actions are insincere, the jerseys are often worn by players and the proceeds donated to specific non-profits. However, one former Edmonton Oilers defenseman has been vocal about his support of Pride Night.

Tyson Barrie has a personal connection to the night, with friends and family members in the LGBTQ community. He offers his support through his words and actions. Barrie is just one of many NHL players who genuinely make an effort to make the league inclusive for everyone. Unlike some players who refuse to justify their choices to fans and the media, Barrie has the courage to stand behind his words and actions.

Tonight, the Nashville Predators will take on the Vegas Golden Knights, while also supporting the LGBTQ community, following a tough 4-point loss against the Dallas Stars.

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