Nashville prospect Luke Prokop announces he is gay

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(NEW YORK) — Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop announced on social media that he is gay. 

He becomes the first gay player on an active NHL contract. No active or retired player has come out as gay, according to ESPN

“It has been quite the journey to get to this point in my life, but I could not be happier with my decision to come out,” Prokop wrote. “From a young age I have dreamed of being an NHL player, and I believe that living my authentic life will allow me to bring my whole self to the rink and improve my chances of fulfilling my dreams.”

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