As team captain for the Nashville Predators, Shea Weber has many responsibilities — some spoken, some not.
The veteran defenseman leads on the ice with hard work and steady play. He sets the tone in the locker room through playful banter. And when he lends his voice to a cause, it carries more weight with his teammates and even others around the NHL.
Last week, the You Can Play project, its mission "dedicated to ensuring the equality, respect and safety of all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation," announced that Weber had filmed a public service announcement in support of its efforts.
Other NHL stars and players also have appeared in the videos. Predators minority owner W. Brett Wilson and goaltending coach Mitch Korn have attached their names and support to the project as well.
"It's a good idea, it's a good thing what they're doing with it," said Weber, whose PSA video has yet to be unveiled. "It's a good thing that guys are stepping up and helping them with their cause."
Nashville Predators' Shea Weber lends voice to You Can Play project
Tennessean | Apr 26