Who is the first openly gay NHL player?

Brock McGillis
Brock McGillis (born October 1, 1983) is a Canadian former ice hockey goaltender and LGBT+ advocate. He was among the first professional hockey players to come out as gay….

Brock McGillis
Playing career 2001–2010
Website brockmcgillis.com

Who died in the NHL?

He is the only player in NHL history to die as a direct result of injuries suffered during a game, the result of massive head injuries suffered following a hit during a January 13, 1968 contest against the Oakland Seals….

Bill Masterton
Played for Minnesota North Stars
National team United States
Playing career 1961–1968

Has anyone been banned from the NHL?

At the end of Game 4 of the 1927 Stanley Cup Finals, Coutu started a bench-clearing brawl, apparently at the request of coach Art Ross, by assaulting referee Jerry Laflamme and tackling referee Billy Bell in the corridor. As a result, he was expelled from the NHL for life; the longest suspension to date.

What NHL players have worn 69?

Fun fact: Desjardins and forward Melvin Angelstad (two games with the Washington Capitals in 2003-04) are the only players in NHL history to wear No. 69.

Who is gay in Major League Baseball?

In 1999, Major League Baseball player Bill Bean revealed his homosexuality, only the second Major League player to do so.

Will Luke Prokop make the NHL?

He is a prospect for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL), who selected him in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. In 2021, Prokop came out as gay, becoming the first player under contract with an NHL team to do so….

Luke Prokop
NHL Draft 73rd overall, 2020 Nashville Predators
Playing career TBD–present

What NHL player died yesterday?

Jimmy Hayes
On Sunday, former NHL player Jimmy Hayes’ cause of death was announced, nearly two months after the 31-year-old was found dead in his home on Aug. 23.

Who are the 4 unvaccinated NHL players?

On Tuesday, the Seattle Kraken played their season opener against the Las Vegas Golden Knights but were missing four players — Jared McCann, Joonas Donskoi and Marcus Johansson, and Jamie Oleksiak — after they were added to the NHL’s COVID protocol list, the New York Times reported.