NHL players and teams are sharing messages on social media for fans, wishing them health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic.
The NHL season was paused on March 12 due to the outbreak.
Detroit Red Wings forwardsDylan Larkin,Tyler BertuzziandFilip Zadinaexpressed their feelings and concerns on video.
“This is bigger than hockey,” was the theme of the message tweeted by Arizona Coyotes defensemanOliver Ekman-Larsson.
Boston Bruins defensemanZdeno Charashared this message.
Tweet from @NHLBruins: Big Zee misses you all and wanted to check in with a message for #NHLBruins fans everywhere. Hopefully everyone is safe and healthy…right now, there are more important things [than hockey].”@TDBank_US | #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/AWuXL5Qvdz
New York Rangers forwardMika Zibanejadposted a picture with his thoughts.
The New Jersey Devils tweeted a photo and comment from centerNico Hischieroriginally posted on the player’s Facebook page.
Tweet from @NJDevils: Our boy, @nicohischier posted a message to fans on his Facebook page today:”Hope all of you are doing well on both sides of the Atlantic. Pls be careful during these challenging times and stay safe, no matter where you are! 😊 🦠👊🏻#takecare #staystrong #togetherwearestronger” pic.twitter.com/fpg85YHJWj
The Arizona Coyotes made an inspiring video to rally their fan base around the cause of staying safe and healthy.
Coyotes forwardChristian Fischeradded his thoughts.
Washington Capitals forwardTom Wilsonshared a messagealong with a picture of him and his puppy.
GoalieMarc-Andre Fleuryand some of his Vegas Golden Knights teammates shared their messages via video.
Pittsburgh Penguins forwardJake Guentzelmade a video shared by the team.
Kirby Dach, Chicago Blackhawks forward, referenced that everyone is now on ‘Team World.’
New Jersey Devils defensemanP.K. Subbanalso echoed sentiments of putting health above all else.
Vladimir Tarasenkoof the St. Louis Blues reached out to fans on video.
Vancouver Canucks forwardBo Horvathad this thoughtful message.
Tweet from @BoHorvat: It s tough to not be preparing for a game right now, but this is bigger than hockey. We support the NHL s decision to pause the season and thank @Canucks fans for their patience and support. Stay safe!