‘Woke’ NHL Realizes It’s Too White, Vows To Do Better

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, left, and Tampa Bay Lightning center Ross Colton vie for the puck during the third period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

At a glance

  • The National Hockey League just realized something that probably was pretty obvious to everyone else: There are a lot of white people in the league.
  • The NHL issued a 24-page report that found that 83.6 percent of its workforce is white and 62 percent is male. It gets worse: “more than 90% of players and nearly all coaches and officials are white.”
  • Enter Kim Davis, the league’s executive vice president of social impact, growth and legislative affairs, who wants “to develop very intentional and specific strategies around where you need to hire, how you need to hire, how you need to improve your brand. This is a good start, but there’s a ways to go.”

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