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The NHL’s dress code for all NHL players includes a “weddings song” requirement that goes far beyond the traditional “traditional” “hail to the King.”
The requirement includes songs like “I’ll Be There for You” and “Love Wins,” as well as “I Wanna Get Better.”
The rulebook notes that, if players “know or are familiar with the songs” that are required to be played at every NHL game, it will be easier to keep their bodies in tune during the games.
“This will be especially important for players who are not familiar with songs and/or instruments such as cello, drums, cello/tenor sax, etc.,” the rulebook reads.
“Players should know the following information: The song must be one that is appropriate for the occasion and is played when appropriate to the song’s content.
The player is not required to play any music in the stadium prior to a game, including when the home team is not playing.
The song will be played only when the player is in the building at that time.”
The rules also state that “a player may not use any musical instrument, or any other type of musical instrument not approved for use by the NHL, during a game at which the team is playing.”
In addition to the standard songs, the rules state that, during the game, players may sing, play “a live version of the song, or sing a song by a player in the team dressing room.”
If a player does not wish to sing a certain song, he or she may “imitate” the song by playing it on their cello or saxophone.
“The use of any musical instruments, including cello and/ or saxophones, during this game is prohibited,” the rule reads.
The rules say that, in the event that a player is found to be singing a song during a contest, the team will forfeit the contest.
This includes, but is not limited to, any games that are played during the season.
The NHL rules state, “The team shall not use the use of cello during the contest, except in the case of an emergency.
If a cello player is injured, he shall not be allowed to use a cellolier during the duration of the game.”
The league also states that a cellist is required to wear a mask and that players should not play in the locker room while wearing the mask.
“Any player, whether in the dressing room or in the game room, who plays with the mask, or plays in a manner which exposes his or her face, body, and/ to the public, shall be penalized by the team for any infraction of the rule,” the rules read.
“In the event a player or coach is fined, fined for the misconduct, or otherwise penalized for any such infraction, such fine shall be paid directly to the Commissioner of the NHL.
In the event of a suspension for the first infraction or for any subsequent infraction within a year of the first, such suspension shall not exceed two (2) games and shall be served upon the Commissioner at the time of suspension.”
Players are also required to dress appropriately during the NHL playoffs.
“Each team shall conduct its playoff games in a way which is conducive to the health and welfare of its players, especially its goaltenders and defensemen,” the league states.
“No player shall wear clothing, or play on a sports team with the goal of exposing his or their skin to the general public, unless authorized by the League and a court order.”
If you have any questions about the NHL dress code or dress code changes in your state, you can contact your state’s Department of Public Health and Human Services.
“You can reach the DPH through their toll-free number at 1-800-731-2266 or by visiting their website at www.dprhs.state.ms.us,” the NHL’s website states.