Hockey is For Everyone

NHL, NHLPA and 32 clubs unite in celebration of Pride

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

Nearly 100 LGBTQ+ organizations supported and more than $75,000 invested.

May 30, 2024

Spence embraces unique background in non-traditional path to NHL

By: Chris Lomon

Born in Australia and first introduced to hockey while growing up in Japan, Jordan Spence has embraced his non-traditional journey to the NHL.

May 16, 2024

NHL Player Inclusion Coalition completes 32-club educational tour

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

Discussions focused on diversity and inclusion, emphasizing how inclusion builds the foundation for stronger and higher-performing teams.

March 11, 2024

NHL and NHLPA celebrate Black History Month with ‘Next Generation of Hockey History’ campaign

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

The campaign recognizes the commitment and dedication required to break barriers and become changemakers in hockey.

February 1, 2024

Scott Laughton’s support of Pride initiatives is year-round

By: Chris Lomon

The Flyers forward has been eager to take on a role in supporting the LGBTQ+ community since entering the league over 10 years ago.

June 7, 2023

As the first NHL player of Thai descent, Siegenthaler hopes to see hockey grow in Asia

By: Chris Lomon

Jonas Siegenthaler is deeply grateful for the backing he receives from the Asian fan base.

May 25, 2023

Kiefer Sherwood credits Kariya’s lasting impact, while looking to set an example with his own career

By: Chris Lomon

Sherwood signed a one-year contract with the Nashville Predators in April.

May 11, 2023

Marcus Foligno voices support for the women’s game, grateful for players’ efforts

By: Chris Lomon

The Minnesota Wild forward is staunch supporter of the women’s game, both internationally and the PWHPA.

March 16, 2023

Increasing the visibility of women’s hockey has Laura Stacey putting rivalries aside

The 28-year-old forward is a respected veteran on the international scene and the within the PWHPA.

March 9, 2023

Prokop inspiring young people to ‘just be’

By: Chris Lomon

Through his partnership with Kids Help Phone, Luke Prokop is making an impact in the lives of young people across Canada.

June 23, 2022

Suzuki proud to help lead HIFE efforts

By: Chris Lomon

Amid a season of career-best numbers, Nick Suzuki found ways to be a leader off the ice, too.

June 14, 2022

NHL, NHLPA and 32 Clubs celebrate Pride Month

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

Pride Month is part of the NHL and NHLPA’s joint Hockey Is For Everyone year-round initiative.

June 1, 2022

Gabriel committed to growth, allyship along push for positive change

By: Chris Lomon

Kurtis Gabriel is pushing for change, but he's also committed to growth as an ally.

June 15, 2021

It’s a boy! Uncle Blake lends assist to sister and growing family

By: Chris Lomon

He may have picked up an assist in a win back on March 2, but Blake Coleman's biggest assist of the night wasn't for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

June 8, 2021

NHL and NHLPA celebrate Pride Month

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

This June, the NHL and NHLPA are celebrating Pride Month as part of their joint Hockey Is For Everyone year-round initiative.

June 1, 2021

NHL, NHLPA celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month


For the first time, the NHL and NHLPA celebrate Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month as part of annual Hockey Is For Everyone campaign.

May 3, 2021

Defining Moments in Female Hockey History

By: NHLPA Staff

As the NHLPA and NHL celebrate Gender Equality Month, re-visits some defining events that shaped female hockey history.

March 30, 2021

Sarah Nurse, dedicated to PWHPA vision, pushing for change

By: Chris Lomon

When she’s on the ice, Sarah Nurse brings game-changing skill as an elite athlete. When she’s off the ice, she brings that same drive to leveling the playing field.

March 9, 2021

NHL, NHLPA celebrate International Women's Day and Gender Equality Month

By: NHL/NHLPA Media Release

This March, the NHL and NHLPA are celebrating over 200 women from across the hockey community in honor of International Women’s Day and Gender Equality Month, a Hockey Is For Everyone™ initiative.

March 8, 2021

Nurse and Reaves collaborate in conversation on diversity and inclusion

By: Adrienne Middlebrook

Darnell Nurse and Ryan Reaves know the obstacles BIPOC hockey players face. The two sat down with Sportsnet host David Amber for a Team Rogers talk.

February 25, 2021