A few years ago if you told us the first player on a professional sports team to come out as gay would be a hockey player, we’d have thought you had too many checks to the head.
But given the NHL’s supportive statements, and the amazing work of the Burke family, it wouldn’t seem so strange now.
Which brings us to the rumors that Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens will announce he’s gay this week. NHL Insights posted several tweets yesterday suggesting a public announcement was imminent:
Gorges, a 28-year-old defensiveman from British Columbia, previously played for the San Jose Sharks. Below, Gorges (far right) at a Halloween party with teammates Christopher Higgings, Mike Komisarek and Carey Price. (Just cuz.)