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Hockey Culture: Rod Braceful hopeful as hockey strives to become more inclusive

Welcome to Hockey Culture, the NBC Sports multi-platform content offering dedicated to bringing equality and inclusion to hockey. Led by NBC Sports’ Anson Carter, Hockey Culture addresses contemporary topics within the sport, aim to promote diversity around the game , and increase community engagement.

This week, Anson talks with Rod Braceful, the assistant director of player personnel for USA Hockey’s National Team Development. They discuss how he built his hockey career, his experiences as a Black player and coach and establishing a positive culture.

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You can watch previous Hockey Culture episodes featuring Ryan Reaves, Darnell Nurse, Kelsey Koelzer, Harnarayan Singh, and more by clicking here.