Ivan Provorov Gets Praised by NHL Superstar For Refusing to Wear Pride Jerseys

Published September 19, 2023 at 0:07
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Debate Over NHL Players and Pride Nights

Last NHL season, controversy brewed as players opted out of their teams' Pride Nights, dividing fans and questioning the league's LGBTQ support.

Alex Ovechkin's Praise

Amidst this, some teams canceled Pride Nights, and the NHL scrapped all theme nights next season. Capitals' Alex Ovechkin praised the NHL for not punishing players like Ivan Provorov and James Reimer for skipping Pride Night events.


The Washington captain was also praising NHL leadership for not imposing any sanctions on players like Ivan Provorov of the Philadelphia Flyers and current Red Wings goalie James Reimer over their refusal to participate in NHL-sanctioned Pride Night events in support of the LGBTQ community.

"Well, what can I say here?," Ovechkin asked "Well done. It would be like this everywhere."


The topic divided fans and locker rooms, and Ovechkin hopes the NHL's stance won't backfire. In sum, the NHL's removal of theme nights aims to address the issue sensibly.

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