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McDavid, Eichel send well wishes with social media videos

Oilers, Sabres captains remind fans to wash hands, stay home while social distancing

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Connor McDavid and his bernedoodle Lenny are practicing social distancing and want you to also.

The Edmonton Oilers captain posted a video to Twitter that sent well-wishes to hockey fans while he was quarantining in his house Tuesday.

McDavid became the latest NHL star to post a video checking in since the NHL paused play due to the Coronavirus pandemic March 12. P.K. Subban, Zdeno Chara, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mika Zibanejad have all offered positive messages in recent days. 

Jack Eichel, the Buffalo Sabres captain who was selected after McDavid with the second selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, also posted a video on his team's Twitter account reminding people to wash their hands during the pandemic.

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: Wash your hands!- a message from the Captain 💛

Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, also wanted to remind fans to heed medical advice being given by those in charge.

Tweet from @penguins: "Stay home. Be safe."

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand thanked fans for their continued support and said he's been keeping busy organizing his house and doing yard work, among other things.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Movies, painting, and plenty of housework.@Bmarch63 lets us in on what he and his family have been up to.@TDBank_US | #StayingConnected

Vancouver Canucks forwards Elias Pettersson, Bo Horvat and Tyler Myers checked in on fans while social distancing and reminded everyone to practice safety.

Tweet from @Canucks: ���Take care of each other and stay safe. We���ll see you soon.���Messages from @BoHorvat, @_EPettersson & Tyler Myers for everyone missing hockey. 🏒👊

Kings forward Anze Kopitar also reminded everyone that the most important thing these days is to support one another. 

Tweet from @LAKings: A message from @AnzeKopitar ������Stay safe everyone.

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, like Kopitar, sought for the best in humanity to come out in this time.

Tweet from @HLundqvist30: Not many of us have experienced anything like this. Let���s be thoughtful, kind and somewhat optimistic. We all need as much good energy around us as possible, especially in times like these🙏🏻 We are all in this together and I wish you all the very best������

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