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Color of Hockey: Canada Post stamp celebrates Black History Month

Pays tribute to nearly forgotten early 20th-century players, league in Maritimes

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, writes about Canada Post's 2020 Black History Month stamp that honors the Maritimes Colored Hockey Championship and the history of the Colored Hockey League.

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All-Star Game

NHL mobile museum tour celebrates black achievement in hockey

All-Star Weekend visit to St. Louis highlights push for growth, inclusion in sport

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Darryl T. Jones II toured the NHL Black Hockey History Tour mobile museum Friday at the Boys & Girls Club's Teen Center of Excellence and wanted more.

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: Byfield among top prospects for 2020 NHL Draft

17-year-old center could make history by becoming first black player taken in top three

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles players of color eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft, scheduled to be held June 26-27 at Bell Centre in Montreal.

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NHL Black Hockey History Tour celebrates diversity, aims to inspire

Mobile museum will visit 14 cities, honor those who helped shape game

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Diversity and inclusiveness were celebrated when the Canadian Embassy hosted the launch of the NHL Black Hockey History Tour on Monday.

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Color of Hockey: Oden dreams of playing in NHL with Seattle

Washington State-born Finnish forward would be thrilled to be part of expansion team

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Joonas Oden, a Finnish forward born in Benton City, Washington, who dreams of playing for Seattle's NHL expansion team, which will begin play in the fall of 2021.

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Color of Hockey: Smith excited to compete at Winter Youth Olympics

15-year-old goalie will be part of United States team at event in Switzerland

by William Douglas @WdouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles goalie Arthur Smith, who will compete in the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Switzerland next week.

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Color of Hockey: NHL hopefuls making mark at World Junior Championship

Top-tier 2020 Draft prospect Byfield, U.S. forward Robertson among impact-makers

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles players of color at the IIHF World Junior Championship.

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Color of Hockey: Riley helps granddaughter get back on ice

Former Capitals forward convinced 26-year-old she wasn't too old to play at college

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Ryerson University hockey player Kryshanda Green and her grandfather, former NHL forward Bill Riley.

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Color of Hockey: Dean 'unsung hero' at Fort Dupont

Quiet force has helped keep oldest minority-oriented youth hockey program going for four decades

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Betty Dean of the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club.

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US Hockey Hall of Fame

Henderson made difference on way to U.S. Hall of Fame

Pioneer of minority-oriented youth programs first African-American to be enshrined

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Neal Henderson thought it would be a one-shot thing.

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