NHL debut, made the announcement on his Instagram account, saying he was “no longer scared to hide who I am”. “It has been quite the journey to get to this point in my life, but I could not be happier with my decision to come out,” Prokop said. “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. ”Prokop, from Edmonton in Canada was selected by the Predators in the third round of the 2020 NHL draft and signed a three-year entry-level contract in December.
Last season he played for Western Hockey League side Calgary Hitmen and was an alternate captain. Prokop said he could not have made the decision.