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Vancouver Canucks stars support gay hockey players

'They're part of the team': Henrik Sedin

"If you can play, you can play," says Canucks star Ryan Kesler. Credit: Justin Langille photo

The Burke family’s You Can Play campaign is making headlines with its challenge to National Hockey League players to support and welcome gay athletes.

On Saturday, March 10, Vancouver Canucks star Ryan Kesler filmed his own spot for the campaign.

Xtra caught up to Kesler and Canucks captain Henrik Sedin a few days later to ask them the key question: if gay players can play, can they play on your team?

Read our full exclusive interviews with Sedin and Kesler here.

Video by Robin Perelle and Justin Langille.