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10/17/2013 10:51 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

You Can Play: Florida Panthers To Host LGBT Hockey Night

Patrick Burke, the NHL’s director of player safety, says that if anyone had once told him he’d either run a gay hockey foundation or “had walked on Mars, I would have picked Mars 100 times out of 100."

Ten years later, Burke still hasn’t walked in space, but he did co-found You Can Play Project, an organization for gay athletes and straight allies.

On Saturday, the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise will host the national LGBT sports group’s first You Can Play Equality Night.

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