Team captains, Stanley Cup champions and an Olympic gold medalist join You Can Play in supporting all athletes and fans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta was born in Rochester, NY, and is only the second American citizen to captain the Canadiens. The former Boston College star (Hockey East Player of the Year, 2001), Gionta was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1998, winning a Stanley Cup in 2003. He holds the Devils’ franchise record for goals in a season (48). Gionta represented the United States on the 2006 Olympic men’s hockey team.
Brenden Morrow is a gold medalist representing Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Drafted by the Dallas Stars in the first round of the 1997 draft, Morrow served as Stars captain from 2006-2013 before heading to the St. Louis Blues earlier this year. Morrow is a native of Carlyle, Saskatchewan.
Another Boston College standout, Ben Smith won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks this year. Smith was named the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player while playing for BC in 2010. A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Smith now calls Avon, CT his hometown.
You Can Play is proud to have Brian, Brenden and Ben supporting the effort to change the culture of locker rooms.