The NHL may be one of the most inclusive leagues for LGBT fans with teams holding “Hockey is for everyone” nights that benefit the You Can Play Project. The Caps are auctioning off Braden Holtby’s mask he wore during warmups.
Holtby is the LGBT ambassador with Washington for the You Can Play project. The NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone focuses on social issues such as LGBT rights; ethnicity and gender equality; socio-economic status and those with disabilities. Holtby is also a good friend of the LGBT community marching in the D.C. Pride Parade in 2016.