The Boston Bruins have officially broken their silence on the murder of George Floyd and the recent protests around the world in the name of long overdue change and justice. The Bruins released their statement via social media shortly before noontime on Tuesday.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 2, 2020
The Bruins organization and players have largely been silent regarding the murder of Floyd. The lone exception was captain Zdeno Chara, who posted a statement to his Instagram two days ago.
Chara is one of many players around the NHL that has spoken out in recent days. Former Bruins forward Tyler Seguin posted a statement to his Twitter account on Monday.
— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) June 2, 2020
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews also released a heartfelt statement on Monday via his Instagram.
— Sam (@samanthacp_) June 1, 2020
Of course, all of this happened in Minnesota. Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler, a native of Minnesota, has been quite vocal throughout the last week.
I needed to say something in my own words. pic.twitter.com/VpkidaMjbX
— Blake Wheeler (@BiggieFunke) May 31, 2020
Wheeler also posted an Instagram post on Tuesday. That came after he spoke to the media via Zoom earlier this morning.