NHL general managers met Wednesday in Toronto to discuss a variety of issues, including player safety, but didn’t put forward any rule changes.
The NHL Players’ Assn., which was represented there, said it will poll its members this summer for their thoughts on the mandatory use of visors, which the league favors but which players have maintained should be their choice to make.
“I think by the sheer number of players wearing them, I think you have seen a big change,” former NHL defenseman Mathieu Schneider, now the special assistant to the executive director of the NHLPA, told reporters in Toronto.
“That's going to be something we will be talking to the players about, certainly this year. I'm certainly an advocate. A bit of a hypocrite myself because I played my entire career without one," Schneider said.
“The game is extremely fast, and guys come into the league having had to have worn a visor before. We are definitely going to talk to the guys about grandfathering them in.”