Orpik: If You Can Play, You Can Play
Thursday, 05.17.2012 / 11:36 AM ET / Features
By Sam Kasan
Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik was the latest NHL star to film a video for the You Can Play initiative. Several other stars have recorded videos, including Boston’s Zdeno Chara, Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos, NY Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist, Nashville’s Shea Weber, Columbus' Rick Nash, Toronto's Joffrey Lupul, Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson, Edmonton’s Jordan Eberle, Anaheim’s George Parros and Rangers’ Brandon Prust.
According to the official website, “You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation. You Can Play works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success. You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by focusing only on an athlete’s skills, work ethic and competitive spirit.”
Below are a few more videos from other NHL stars for the You Can Play program.