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Hockey Culture: J.T. Brown on experience as a Black player, speaking out

NBC Sports has launched Hockey Culture, a multi-platform content offering dedicated to bringing equality and inclusion to the sport of hockey. Led by NBC Sports NHL analyst Anson Carter, Hockey Culture will address contemporary topics within the sport, aim to promote diversity around the game and on the ice, and increase community engagement with hockey.

On this week’s episode of Hockey Culture, J.T. Brown of the Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild talks with Anson about his experience over the years as a Black hockey player and how the culture is changing. They also discuss Brown’s demonstration during the national anthem three years ago with the Lightning, life in Minnesota in the wake of George Floyd’s death, and working with Matt Dumba on the “Rebuild Minnesota” project.

Upcoming episodes will feature Tarik El-Bashir (Capitals beat writer), Darnell Nurse (Oilers defenseman), Eustace King (a prominent Black NHL player agent), Kelsey Koelzer (the first Black female head coach in NCAA hockey history), Harnarayan Singh (Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabibroadcaster), and more.

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