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5 Black Hockey Players You Might Not Know Exist

Originally posted on The Collective:
Hockey has often been seen as pretty much a middle-class, white people sport, but the times, they are a-changing. While the majority of players are Canadian, European and (sometimes even) American anglos, there are a number of Black hockey players scattered across the NHL, if you know or care to look. In honor of Black History Month, I’ve put together a list of my top 5 favorite black hockey players of all nationalities for purely altruistic reasons, of course. xoxo C. Diva Just all about hockey over on  Twitter and Tumblr. Seriously. P.k. Subban Born: May 13, 1989 (age 26), Toronto, Canada Current teams: Montreal Canadiens (#76 / Defenseman), Canadian National Men’s Hockey Team (#76 / Defenseman) Pernell Karl “P. K.” Subban is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and an alternate captain for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League. P.K. is adorable and one of my favorite players, not just because he’s great at hockey, but because he’s a strong, black man who is passionate about service and the hockey community. Oh, and…

I Didn’t Watch the Super Bowl

When I got to work on Monday, the first thing a coworker asked me was, “How did the game treat you last night?” I almost responded, “Really well! After we killed the mind controlling plant, we finally had enough XP to level up! I can’t wait–I’ve got my eye on some new spells for my elf.” And then I realized she wasn’t asking how my bimonthly Dungeons and Dragons game went. She was talking about that football game. By the time I got words out of my mouth, I replied, “Oh, I don’t football.” As a matter of fact, I don’t even know who played in the Super Bowl this year. I certainly can’t tell you who won. I really should be a football fan. I grew up with parents who watched the Cowboys like a religion. I know many of the rules and can follow a game easily. My fiance played football in high school, although that was long before I knew him. I drive regularly on Tom Landry Freeway, passing a giant picture …