LA Kings Draftee Jaret Anderson-Dolan on LGBTQ and Hockey is for Everyone
As the No. 41 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, Anderson-Dolan hopes to help advocate for an inclusive and inviting environment throughout the hockey community.
With their No. 41 overall pick, the LA Kings drafted Jaret Anderson-Dolan in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Anderson-Dolan is a 17-year-old center from Calgary that has a story that’s making a positive impact on the hockey community.
Jaret and his brother, Dorian, were raised with two moms, but he as always been proud of his upbringing and honored to stand up in the fight against homophobia in sports.
While he played for the Spokane Chiefs, he showed his pride and support of his family by organizing a Hockey is for Everyone night at one of their home games.
“I obviously don’t know any other way of being raised, so for me it was normal,” Anderson-Dolan said. “There’s a couple of times where during a game or at school people may look to say something to me, but like I’ve said, I’m not ashamed about it.”
Anderson-Dolan is extremely grateful for both of his moms and everything they did behind the scenes to get him where he is today – an LA Kings draftee.
“I believe it’s very important that I try and make an impact in the community, as well as on the ice, and I won’t shy away from doing that,” Anderson-Dolan explained.
After being drafted into the NHL, hopefully Anderson-Dolan will be able to use this new platform to help him advocate that Hockey is for Everyone.