This is a great gesture from a league which has displayed a constant outpouring of sympathy for the victims of this sad tragedy.
Back in April, the Humboldt Broncos' team bus was involved in a tragic accident. Sixteen people were killed and thirteen more were injured. Most of the dead and injured were members of the Broncos, a team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).
The NHL, its fans, and all other hockey fans, players, and coaches around the world rallied behind Humboldt. A GoFundMe campaign was organized and raised $15 million, NHL players put commemorative stickers on helmets, and now the league has announced that the surviving members of the Broncos will be honored at the NHL awards on Wednesday in Las Vegas.
This is a story that destroyed the lives of some, but the positive reaction has done an immense amount of good to counteract that.
Paralyzed Humboldt player’s family preparing for next phase https://t.co/mJQaP67ygV— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 18, 2018
It is yet another example of how sports can bring people together.
Everyone looks forward to Wednesday when the survivors can be honored once more alongside others like the first responders from October's mass shooting in Las Vegas and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hockey team from Florida.
It will be a special moment.