The NHL is taking steps to ensure that its players are informed about politics and policy, and players have the ability to share their opinions on the topic.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced the policy change on Thursday, saying players are being asked to participate in the annual NHL Players’ Political and Policy Survey (PPPS).
“Players who participate in our survey will be encouraged to participate on a more active basis, as they will be able to share views with our management and other members of our hockey community,” Bettman said in a statement.
“They will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on policy issues that affect them, such as the possibility of a political candidate being elected in the near future.”
The NHLPA has been the subject of numerous scandals, including allegations that the union illegally pressured players to sign contracts that would benefit the union.
It also has been linked to numerous anti-union protests and lawsuits.