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NHL teams, players celebrate Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

From warmup jerseys to tweets to pregame ceremonies, league thanks military

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The NHL celebrated Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada and there was no shortage of honoring the men and women that served their country this weekend.

Teams around the NHL donned special camouflage uniforms for warmups, which will be auctioned off to support various military-themed charities.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Absolute beauties. ������ pic.twitter.com/T218mXExcr

Tweet from @PredsNHL: The room is set. #Preds will be wearing camo warmup jerseys in honor of #VeteransDay. #PITvsNSH pic.twitter.com/p9reqoMNQb

New Jersey Devils goalies Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid each had special military-themed masks for their game against the Florida Panthers, a 2-1 victory.

"It's huge," Kinkaid said of honoring the military. "The amount of work and sacrifice they do for our country is tremendous, and we can't thank them enough and even [a military-appreciation night] doesn't thank them enough for what they do. But to have a night for them is tremendous, and we'll do our part to try and make it special."

The St. Louis Blues invited some servicemen to rappel down from the ScottradeCenter celing to drop the ceremonial first puck.

Video: NYI@STL: Blues welcome Savre for puck drop

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader went the extra mile Saturday by meeting up with servicemen and women at the military appreciation luncheon.

Tweet from @DetroitRedWings: .@justinabss stopped by our Military Appreciation luncheon to meet active and former military members attending tonight���s game! #DRWSalute pic.twitter.com/IbQhXQ1grV

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott shared a thank you to servicemen and women, and also photo of his wife Amanda from her time in the United States Air Force.

Tweet from @KidElls1: To all the brave Men and Women of the armed forces ��������Thank You for your service and the sacrifices you have made and continue to make. #Veteransday #RememberanceDay A special thank you to my Grandfather in the Canadian forces and my wife @AmandaElls1 in the @usairforce pic.twitter.com/g9B2bVmcab

Other NHL players, including Kinkaid, took time out from their days to voice their support and admiration for the military.

Tweet from @Blockaid1: Thank you ��and �� of the ���� armed forces. See you at the �� tonight for �� Military ����. #NJDevils pic.twitter.com/4rFETXzKLy

Tweet from @AdamHenrique: Thank You to the brave men and women for their sacrifice and service. #VeteransDay #RemembranceDay �������� pic.twitter.com/Slc2K9sjtv

Tweet from @Bmarch63: Thank you to all those who serve and have served we are free because you are brave! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. #veteransday

Tweet from @CamAtkinson13: Happy Veterans Day to the brave men and women who wear and have worn the uniform of the United States ���� military. Thank you for your service.

Tweet from @Matt9Duchene: Remembering the fallen, lest we forget! ���� #RemembranceDay2017

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Aaron Ekman-Larsson went with the camoflague suit jacket pregame before wearing the special warmup jersey.

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Coming to tonight's @SandersonFordAZ Military Appreciation Night? Tweet us using #lifegOEL for a chance to take a selfie with @OEL23! �� pic.twitter.com/nAXktnUviW

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: Cheesin' because his #lifegOEL just came true. �� pic.twitter.com/QegF3H2468

Teams also got in on the appreciation and here is a short sampling, including the Winnipeg Jets nod to the late "Kroppy."

Tweet from @NHLJets: #LestWeForget the courage & sacrifices our veterans have made to keep us strong, proud & free.#RememberThem #CanadaRemembers pic.twitter.com/7UVTcJXmdz

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: To all those who have served and continue to serve our country, thank you. #VeteransDay ���� pic.twitter.com/VwXMw6SFcZ

Tweet from @ArizonaCoyotes: We���re thankful for you, on Veterans Day and every day. pic.twitter.com/DH6ezkcr5w

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