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Pro Hockey Player Shows He's An Ally With Helmet Sticker.

I know it's weird, but when you see your last name on the back of a Jersey of a professional player, there's an odd connection, a little lift in your walk.  Look someone with my name made it to the pros.  Okay, maybe that's just me, but when Pascal Dupuis was playing for the Pittsburg Penguins, I watched and rooted for him.  I had already liked the Penguins as a team so him being on it was an added and personal bonus.  Unfortunately Pascal had to retire late last year due to blood clotting in his legs. I still root for the Penguins.

But now I'm wondering, do my loyalties switch over to the Sabres? Outsports.com tells us of one player showing his support for friends in a rainbowtastic way.

 

Buffalo Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson is showing his support for LGBT people by wearing a gay pride flag sticker on the back of his mask.

“I have a couple friends who are gay, and life hasn’t been easy for them growing up,” Nilsson told the Buffalo News. “It’s time that hockey starts to pay some attention to that.” - Outsports.com

 

Nilsson says he had the idea from when he played on the Edmonton Oilers and they wore rainbow tape on their sticks.  The Oilers were supposedly the first team to take the initiative to use pride tape.

What else is on his helmet? A photo of his son and a Hockey Fights Cancer Sticker.  Now if that doesn't say a lot ...

 

Here's footage from last year's rainbow tape campaign.

 

 

h/t:  Outsports.com