The 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings are represented in the You Can Play Project by Rochester, Michigan native Alec Martinez and Ithaca, NY-born Dustin Brown.
Martinez is a Miami University alumnus and his career-best 2012 playoff series capped his run for a Stanley Cup.
Brown was a 2003 first-round draft pick and at 23, he became the youngest captain in Kings history. Dustin was the alternate captain of the 2010 US men's Olympic hockey team and he's only the second American-born captain to win a Cup.
Brown and Martinez made their You Can Play videos during the Kings' Stanley Cup celebration at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
You Can Play is supported by athletes at all levels of sports, administrators, coaches and fans in the fight for respect in sports. You Can Play is dedicated to providing equal access, safe locker rooms and homophobia-free arenas to all athletes and fans.
In this video: Patrick Burke (Philadelphia), Brian Burke (Toronto), Rick Nash (Columbus), Duncan Keith (Chicago), Brian Boyle (New York), Matt Moulson (New York Islanders), Joffrey Lupul (Toronto), Claude Giroux (Philadelphia), Daniel Alfredsson (Ottawa), Scott Hartnell (Philadelphia), Corey Perry (Anaheim), Andy Greene (New Jersey), Dion Phaneuf (Toronto), Henrik Lundqvist (New York).
Boston Bruins team captain Zdeno Chara and Buffalo Sabres team captain Jason Pominville speak up for the You Can Play project, promoting respect for all athletes. Chara and Pominville are the first of many team captains to represent their teams in supporting LGBT players, teammates and fans. Their message is simple: they’ll stand beside any teammate who has the skill, work ethic and heart. If you can play, you can play.