It’s an open secret in the NHL that there are a lot of social issues to deal with.
The players who have made their way into the public eye in recent years are making a big deal out of it.
So far this season, the league has announced that a player who has been on the ice for 10 games or more, as well as a player from the same team, will make a public plea for changes in social issues, like violence against women.
In the first half of the season, they’ve been a bit of a surprise, but this season is the first time they’ve all made the same statement.
Here’s a look at the players who will make the pledge and what the players will do in the coming weeks:Brett Connolly, D – Washington Capitals*(7GP, 2A, 3PIM)The Capitals’ defenceman has been one of the team’s best, but his contract expires after the season.
It would be nice to see him get back to the NHL, and he’s done a great job of showing the fans why he should stay with the team.
“I’m not going anywhere.
I’m happy where I am.
I’ve worked hard to get here and I think that’s why I’m here,” Connolly said.”
When you make a decision to play hockey, it’s a lot harder than you might think.
I think you have to take some time to think about it and figure out what the right thing to do is.”
That’s why we’re going to make this commitment.
We want to help people, we want to change the world.
And we want it to be better for everybody.
“Nathan MacKinnon, D- Minnesota Wild(11GP, 7A, 6PIM, +1 in playoffs)MacKinnon has been a key part of the Wild’s success this season.
MacKampons teammates, along with team president Russ Granato, will also make the public plea, and the NHL will provide them with the funds to help pay for the rest of the contract.”
I think he’s been a big part of what we’re doing right now, and hopefully we can continue to keep that going for a while,” Wild coach Mike Yeo said.
MacKampons teammates, along with team president Russ Granato, will also make the public plea, and the NHL will provide them with the funds to help pay for the rest of the contract.
Kasperi Kapanen, D, Colorado Avalanche(6GP, 1A, 0PIM in playoffs, +2 in regular season)Kapanen has been outstanding, but it’s hard to see the Avalanche getting back to their playoff spots without him.
Kapanens season has been his best so far, and this season will be a lot more fun for him.
“He’s been really, really, awesome.
I know he’s worked really hard to do it.
We’ve all worked really, very hard, and I’m really proud of him,” Granato said.
Kapanens teammates, team president and general manager Joe Sakic, and assistant general manager/director of player development, Brian Burke, will all make the plea.
The Avalanche will also donate money to organizations that help victims of domestic violence.
“It’s going to be an impactful thing,” Sakic said.
“We want to support the women in our community and support the people who are doing it.
It’s a huge community and they are doing a really good job of it.”
Chris Bourque, D/RW, Toronto Maple Leafs(10GP, 4A, 4PIM )Bourque is one of Toronto’s top offensive forwards, and is expected to be the top vote getter for the Norris Trophy.
He has been an All-Star twice and is one goal shy of becoming the first Leafs player to win the award.
Bourques teammates, including defenseman Victor Hedman and goaltender Mike Babcock, will be making the public pleas.
Babcock said, “We all want to make sure that every single person in this league knows that this is not just about the players.
It is about the families, it is about communities, it goes beyond hockey.
We’re just trying to be good citizens, and to help change the game.”
Ben Lovejoy, RW, Anaheim Ducks(8GP, 5A, 2PIM)*(7G, 10A, +3 in playoffs)*(4 points in playoffs in regular seasons)Lovejoy has been sensational this season for Anaheim, scoring 22 goals in just 30 games and adding 19 assists.
The Ducks have won the Presidents Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy and have the best record in the Western Conference.
Lovejoy has five goals in the past five games.
Lovejoy will make his public plea to the team on Thursday.
“This is a time for us to do things together, and we are a team and we need to do this together,” Lovejoy said.The NHL