The New Jersey Devils are hosting a Pride Night Game on Feb. 1, 2018. Ahead of that night's game, the team and players made this video showing their support for the LGBTQ community. In the Devils' second annual Pride Night, the team takes on the Philadelphia Flyers.
For warmups, the Devils will also be wrapping their sticks with Pride Tape, and following the game, each stick will be auctioned off along with N.J. Devils Pride Tape-wrapped drum. All proceeds from the auction will benefit You Can Play. For more information on how to participate in the postgame auction, visit NewJerseyDevils.com/NJPride.
Max DeFrancesco, a member of the LGBTQ community, will sing the anthem and the color guard will comprise of representatives from Newark Pride.
The Devils players spread the You Can Play organization's message that no matter who you are, "If you can play, you can play."
Devils captain Andy Greene once again serves as the team's Hockey is for Everyone ambassador.
On Friday, Feb. 2, there will be a Hockey is For Everyone Clinic presented by RWJBarnabas Health held on Prudential Center's main ice. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the clinic will begin at 5:30 p.m. The clinic will feature Devils alumni, a special guest appearance from former NHL player and trailblazer and current NHL Diversity Ambassador Willie O'Ree, amongst other guest speakers. Clinic participants will be on ice from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
All Devils theme nights throughout the month of February will celebrate Hockey is For Everyone. Theme nights include Diversity Hockey, NHL/NHLPA/NJ Devils Learn to Play Program, Girls Hockey, Sled Hockey and Special Needs Hockey.
Year-round, the NHL supports Hockey is for Everyone non-profit youth and minor hockey organizations across North America that are committed to offering underprivileged and disadvantaged children of all backgrounds opportunities to play hockey, leveraging the sport to build character, foster positive values and develop important life skills.