It was announced earlier this afternoon that Canucks captain Henrik Sedin would be the organization’s LQBTQ-inclusion ambassador.
— Outsports (@outsports) February 2, 2017
This announcement was in partnership between the NHL and the You Can Play Project. The NHL released the following statement:
“In support of their longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion in hockey, the National Hockey League, the League’s Member Clubs and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) will spotlight a variety of community-related initiatives for Hockey Is For Everyone™ month. Every day throughout February, Hockey Is For Everyone activities will focus awareness on such areas as LGBTQ; ethnicity and gender equality; socio-economic status and those with disabilities.”
There will be a Hockey is for Everyone night for every organization throughout the month of February. The full calendar can be found here, and is pictured below:
Former Canucks Ryan Kesler (Anaheim) and Eddie Lack (Carolina) were named the ambassadors for their organizations.