P.K. Subban is speaking up in an effort to end racial injustice and is determined to help those affected by it.
"What does 'change the game' mean?" the New Jersey Devils defenseman said Wednesday, referring to the phrase on his hat. "'Change the game' means 'change the narrative.' The narrative has been the same. No justice. There needs to be justice.
"Justice has to happen, change needs to come, but we need everyone ... to look at our lives and see where we can help that change and do our part. I'm committed to that - I'm committed to that through and through."
Subban also said he's donated $50,000 to the GoFundMe campaign created to assist Gianna Floyd - the six-year-old daughter of the late George Floyd - and revealed the NHL subsequently matched that amount.
The campaign has raised more than $800,000 of its $1-million goal.
Subban joined a growing number of NHLers and other athletes who are making their voices heard following the death of the elder Floyd. Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, died in police custody on May 25 after a white officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes while holding him on the ground in handcuffs.
Floyd's death has sparked protests in many U.S. cities, as well as in Subban's hometown of Toronto.