Hockey world shows support after Luke Prokop announces he's gay

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Predators prospect Luke Prokop announces he is gay (3:45)

Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop becomes the first active player under NHL contract to come out as gay. (3:45)

On Monday, Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop became the first active player under NHL contract to come out as gay.

Prokop made the announcement on Instagram, saying, "From a young age I have dreamed of being an NHL player, and I believe that living my authentic life will allow me to bring my whole self to the rink and improve my chances of fulfilling my dreams."

He told ESPN that since coming out to Predators management in June, he has received support behind the scenes from the NHL. Now that Prokop has announced it publicly, there has been an outpouring of support from the hockey community, with players and teams reaching out on social media.