NEW YORK – NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said there are currently only four players in the league who are not vaccinated against coronavirus. He announced this before the opening match of the 2021/2022 season between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The competition commissioner also said that all NHL officials and staff are vaccinated. “Everyone comes together to do the right thing. Maybe that’s why hockey is a team sport. It’s something we take seriously. Health and safety have been and will be paramount.”