Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-07-30 11:17:24 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) — The day after the Nashville Predators’ prospect, Luke Prokop became the first active NHL player to emerge as gay and was surprised to receive a call from Sir Elton John.
Procop did not delve into the details of the phone, but Elton said he would like to thank him for his support and bravery.
The call came the next day, July 20th Procop made history when writing on Twitter, “I’m proud to publicly tell everyone that I’m gay.”
“I may be unfamiliar with the community, but I want to come before me and find out about the strong and resilient people who have paved the way for more comfort today,” he continued. rice field.
He concluded the message as follows: “This is just the beginning of my journey. I’m excited to see where I’m going, both in hockey and in life. Thank you!”
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, ESPN reports that Procop was selected in the third round by the 2020 NHL Draft Predez.
He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Predez in December, playing for the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen last season and acting as a replacement captain.
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