Patrick & Brian BurkeIf you're not a hockey fan, this latest initiative from the National Hockey League might change your mind. Some of the biggest stars in the NHL came together to create a public service announcement to help promote equality, encouraging the acceptance of LGBT athletes in the sport. It's part of the "You Can Play" project, created by Patrick Burke.
Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash, and Corey Perry are among the players featured in the video. It ran on NBC during the New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins game and seen by hockey fans around the country.
If you don't know who Patrick Burke is (I don't blame you if you've never heard of him), he's a scout for the Philadelphia Flyers as well as the son of Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke. And the personal reason Patrick created this series of videos is definitely a story that will tug at your heartstrings.