The Toronto Maple Leafs held the team’s annual Pride night celebration Tuesday — minus themed warmup jerseys. And Russian goaltender Ilya Samsonov didn’t wear a Pride decal on the back of his mask.
Players sported Pride decals on their helmets and many used rainbow stick tape during the pre-game skate before taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Samsonov, however, opted out of wearing the decal.
The Leafs have held Pride nights in support of the LGBTQ+ community since 2017, but have never sported special warmup jerseys.