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Cody McLeod, Jack Skille take 'Challenge'

Former Avalanche teammates help raise awareness for U.S. military veteran suicide prevention

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Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod and unrestricted free agent forward Jack Skille are the latest NHL players to accept the 22 Pushup Challenge.

Tweet from @JackSkille: Thanks @AngeloRicci16. I nominate @Buccigross @BlakeGeoffrion and dumb dumb @6ErikJohnson. #22PushupChallenge pic.twitter.com/Zf9PGaG6Fu

McLeod and Skille helped raise awareness for U.S. military veteran suicide prevention after being nominated by Denver youth hockey coach Angelo Ricci. Before finishing their 22 on-ice pushups, McLeod and Skille passed the challenge to ESPN and World Cup of Hockey broadcaster John Buccigross, Cleveland Monsters assistant general manager Blake Geoffrion and Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, who can be seen showing off his best swimming stroke and strong skating skills in the background.

Tweet from @6ErikJohnson: Who's the beauty in the background? https://t.co/nDP1fJTbie

Earlier this week, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie completed the challenge with the help of his daughter and dog.

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