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New Jersey Devils embrace LGBTQ community with Pride Night Feb. 25

The New Jersey Devils again demonstrate an inclusive environment for players, fans and executives.

Montreal Canadiens v New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils have demonstrated efforts for an inclusion environment for at least three seasons.
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The New Jersey Devils are again hosting a Pride Night to celebrate the LGBTQ community, this time with a game against the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 25.

For the game Devils staff will be wearing You Can Play pins. You Can Play seeks to build a more inviting environment in sports for LGBTQ people. In addition, during warmups the players on the team will wrap their sticks in Pride Tape. These are among other elements the team is engaging for the night of inclusion.

The team will host a panel discussion before the game to discuss LGBTQ inclusion. The conversation will be moderated by out Devils exec Joe Altenau and will include Eli, a goalie with the New Jersey Avalanche; Rachel Donner from the NYC Gay Hockey Association; and Dave Farber of You Can Play.

Altenau came out publicly in 2017 with the support of the Devils and the Prudential Center, the location of the Devils’ home games.

The Devils are struggling this season, currently last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 24-30-8. The regular season for the NHL ends April 6. The Devils have also hosted pride nights when they were a playoff team.

You can still purchase tickets for the game and the pre-game festivities. Tickets run from $34 to $97.