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Nashville prospect comes out as gay in NHL milestone

A Nashville Predators prospect has come out as gay, a milestone moment for the sport of hockey as the first player signed to an NHL contract to make that declaration publicly.

Luke Prokop said he was proud to say he is gay. The 19-year-old Canadian who was a third-round pick in the 2020 draft last fall, posted his announcement to Twitter on Monday.

"It has been quite the journey to get to this point in my life, but I cannot be happier with my decision to come out," he said. "From a young age I have dreamed of being an NHL player, and I believe that living my authentic life will allow me to bring my whole self to the rink improve my chances for filling my dreams."

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Leaders
Points: R. Josi33
Plus/Minus: M. Ekholm19
Shots on Goal: V. Arvidsson151
PIM: M. Olivier70
Win: J. Saros21
Shutouts: J. Saros3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 151 (22)
Shots: 1679 (14)
PP%: 17.6% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 514 (7)
Assists: 239 (24)
SH Goals: 6 (7)
Standings
Central
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Carolina 36 12 8 80
x-Florida 37 14 5 79
x-Tampa Bay 36 17 3 75
x-Nashville 31 23 2 64
Dallas 23 19 14 60
Chicago 24 25 7 55
Detroit 19 27 10 48
Columbus 18 26 12 48
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 154 (21)
Shots Against: 1753 (8)
PK%: 75.6% (29)
Penalty Minutes: 442 (14)
Shutouts: 5 (7)
Sv%: 0.912 (4)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/17 N. Patrick Traded w/ Philippe Myers for Ryan Ellis
7/17 C. Glass Traded for Nolan Patrick
7/17 P. Myers Traded w/ Nolan Patrick for Ryan Ellis
7/15 C. Smith Contract extended One-year, two-way contract extension
7/13 P. Rinne Retired
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