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Well, he was at the Sixers game on Friday night, taking part in one of Matt Cord’s patented awkward courtside interviews.
But, more importantly, Hartnell appeared in the below public service message:
Led by Flyers scout Patrick Burke and his father, Toronto GM Brian Burke, the NHL, in partnership with YouCanPlay.org, will launch a campaign to end homophobia in sports. You Can Play was founded by Patrick, whose brother, Brendan, was gay. He died in a car accident in 2010.
Brendan's motto, “If you can play, you can play,” is the refrain repeated by NHL stars in the minute long spot which will debut during the Rangers and Bruins game on NBC today.
Two Flyers, Hartnell and Claude Giroux, take part in the PSA. They are joined by former Flyer Joffrey Lupul, Rangers Brian Boyle and Henrik Lundqvist, and others.
Video after the jump.