Reimer addresses stance not to wear Sharks' Pride jersey


It’s been over a week since James Reimer refused to don a Pride jersey for the San Jose Sharks’ Pride Night.

After that Saturday tilt against the New York Islanders, the Sharks took off to western Canada for a three-game road swing.

Today was the San Jose Sharks’ first practice at home since last weekend’s controversy.

Reimer spoke to San Jose Hockey Now and The Athletic about his stance, talking to the Staal brothers about their refusal to don Pride jerseys for Florida Panthers’ Pride Night, how the San Jose Sharks locker room has handled things, and his thoughts about the trans community.

This interview is lightly edited for clarity.

San Jose Hockey Now: "What has the last week been like?"

James Reimer: "I’m not on social media or anything like that. I don’t really pay attention much to different reports or whatnot, whatever went out there. Obviously, I have a lot of friends and family and close people in the community in my faith have reached out."

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