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Diversity's positive impact on sports focus of policy briefing

Players, fans of varied backgrounds could shape NHL in future

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The Stanley Cup was the star attraction, but the message was equally powerful at a policy briefing on shifting demographics and hockey's future at the Cannon House Office Building on Wednesday.

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Tootoo happy to share ups and downs from 13 seasons in NHL

Hopes to use journey from Nunavut to League to motivate others

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jordin Tootoo vividly remembers his first NHL shift.

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O'Ree was inspired by meeting baseball pioneer Robinson

NHL's first black player recalls experience on visit to Smithsonian

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Willie O'Ree wanted to sit down. It wasn't that O'Ree, who turns 83 on Oct. 15, was tired after being on his feet for more than an hour on a guided tour of the Smithsonian's Museum of African American History & Culture on Wednesday.

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NHL helping women pursue officiating

Participants at Exposure Combine hope to join League, say 'acceptance is growing'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BUFFALO -- Samantha Kline never played hockey. She was a figure skater, one competitive enough to be home-schooled through high school, spending hours a day at her local rink in Florida. A junior team shared the ice, so she kept time for them, got to know the guys in the small hockey community. 

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Hockey Helps Marathon surpasses $850,000 goal

24-hour event raised money, awareness for local charities with help of NHL alumni

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

DIX HILLS, N.Y. -- Adam Graves took the ice Saturday morning with the same child-like joy he's felt since he first laced up skates, playing alongside other NHL alumni and volunteers for the fifth annual Hockey Helps Marathon, a 24-hour event designed to raise money and awareness for local charities.

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Giordano, Flames excited to participate in Pride Parade

Monahan, Gaudreau, Bennett, Lazar also walking to show support for LGBT community

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

CALGARY -- Mark Giordano knows what to expect when he and his Calgary Flames teammates participate in the Calgary Pride Parade on Sunday.

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Habs Pride on full display

Former Hab Georges Laraque joined members of the Canadiens who took part in Sunday's Pride parade in Montreal

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

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Habs take part in Montreal Pride parade

Canadiens employees, Georges Laraque and mascot Youppi! marched in support of respect and equality for all at Sunday's #prideMTL parade

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MONTREAL - The colors of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ+) rainbow contained an extra hint of bleu-blanc-rouge on Sunday, as members of the Canadiens, along with former Hab Georges Laraque and mascot Youppi!, joined in the city's annual Pride parade through the streets of downtown on Sunday.

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Summer hockey a reality on Governors Island

Founder builds Mel's Rink to honor memory of stepdaughter

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Thanks largely to Marc Kohn, hockey is in season on Governors Island on an 85-degree day in August.

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Brown raised more than $1,300 during marathon charity 'Fortnite' event

Wild forward played video game online for 24 straight hours, donated money to Hockey Is For Everyone

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J.T. Brown's marathon "Fortnite" event was a rousing success.

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Salvador mentoring youths, making difference for NextGEN AAA Foundation

Former Devils captain working with nonprofit organization to help low-income, at-risk children

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- It's in Bryce Salvador's bloodline to lead and make a difference.

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