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U.S. senators make case for O'Ree to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Bill introduced would honor NHL's first black player, diversity ambassador

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Members of the United States Senate and lead sponsors of the Congressional Gold Medal bill are urging fellow senators to sign legislation that would award Willie O'Ree, the NHL's first black player, the highest civilian honor bestowed by Congress.

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Spooner headlines annual Grindstone charity weekend

Canadian Olympian to help foundation raise money for young female hockey players in need

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Danielle Grundy doesn't want parents to mortgage their homes to enable their daughters to play organized hockey like her folks did when she was growing up in Kelowna, British Columbia.

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Carnegie could have been first black NHL player, letter shows

Item donated to Hockey Hall of Fame was 1948 training camp invitation from Rangers

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Larry Berman was so excited about winning an important piece of hockey history at auction recently that he couldn't keep it. 

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Color of Hockey: Miley launches coaching career with Junior Hurricanes

Former college player looks to become role model leading girls' U-16A program

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 coach Jazmine Miley.

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Color of Hockey: NHL Seattle putting premium on diversity, inclusion

Siblings whose father was League's first black team doctor hired by expansion franchise

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 looks at the premium being placed on diversity and inclusion in hiring by NHL Seattle, which will ice the League's 32nd team in the 2021-22 season.

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NHL well represented at World Pride Parade

Longtime executive Burke, former players Ference, Westgarth part of League contingent supporting inclusion

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Andrew Ference marveled at the rainbow-colored mass of humanity that flooded midtown Manhattan on Sunday for the 2019 World Pride Parade.

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Pride Parade in New York will be emotional event for Burkes

Former NHL executive, You Can Play founder excited to be part of diversity celebration

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

Brendan Burke’s Legacy

Brendan Burke’s Legacy

Since the tragic loss of Brendan Burke, the openly gay son of former NHL GM Brian Burke, the Burke family has created a path of positivity

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Brian and Patrick Burke know there will be a moment when they'll be overcome by emotions during the World Pride Parade in New York on Sunday.

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Dubas, Rielly represent Maple Leafs in Toronto Pride Parade

GM, defenseman joined by Devils forward Gabriel among NHL contingent at event supporting LGBTQ community

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Morgan Rielly previously took part in Vancouver Pride weekend, so when the opportunity came up to show his support in Toronto this year, he jumped at it.

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Color of Hockey: Diversity on display during second day of NHL Draft

Seven players of color selected in rounds 2 through 7

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 looks at players of color who were selected on the second day of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Saturday.

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Madison Gay Hockey Association stresses inclusivity, fun

League provides chance to learn, enjoy sport in welcoming atmosphere

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Christina Libs joined the Madison Gay Hockey Association six years ago and immediately felt at home.

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