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1st NHL Player -- a Canadian -- Kneels for U.S. Anthem; Stands for 'O, Canada'

1st NHL Player -- a Canadian -- Kneels for U.S. Anthem; Stands for 'O, Canada'

Matt Dumba of the Minnesota Wild became the first player to kneel for the U.S. national anthem in the National Hockey League (NHL) on Saturday night before the Chicago Blackhawks faced the Edmonton Oilers in Alberta, Canada.

He knelt for “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but stood for “O, Canada,” the Canadian anthem.

As he knelt, Blackhawks goalie Malcolm Subban and Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse each put a hand on his shoulders.

Matt Dumba (@matt_dumba) of the @mnwild kneels during the National Anthem.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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