Luke Prokop is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, playing in the defenceman position. In 2020, he has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators after being selected on the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Moreover, he began his professional career with the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League.
In addition, in the 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships, he represented Canada’s national under-18 ice hockey team. He attracted media attention after he came out as gay on 19 July 2021. Following that, he became the first player under contract with an NHL team to come out as gay in 2021. Keep on scrolling over to know more information.
Caption: The ice hockey player, Luke Prokop.
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Luke Prokop: Bio, Family, Career
The ice hockey player was born on 6 May 2002Edmonton, Alberta, Canada under the zodiac sign, Taurus. He has a brother named Josh who also plays ice hockey and signed with the Calgary Hitmen in 2018. Also, he has a sister named Alanna Prokop. He further has not revealed information on his parents or early years. Moreover, he has a nationality of Canada and belongs to caucasian white ethnicity.
He was inspired to come into the field after he watched Shea Weber playing ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics for the Canadian men’s national ice hockey team. He has not documented the educational institutes where he had attended previously. But he had attended the pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, BC, Canada. In the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) selected him with their first-round selection, moreover, the seventh overall.
In the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected by the Nashville Predators in the third round with the 73rd overall selection. Later, in December, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the team. Additionally, besides signing, he spent playing with the team Calgary 2020-21 season.
Luke Prokop: Personal Life & Partner
Coming over to his personal life, he seems to be single at the moment. Also, there is no information on his dating history or past partners. However, he has become the media attention for his sexual preference and became the first player to come out as gay under the contract with an NHL team on 19 July 2021. Additionally, before him, Carl Nassib, as an active NFL player had come out as gay.
Luke Prokop: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He is a 19-year-old (as of 2021) athlete who has been making a good amount of money from his career in the related profession. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at above $500 thousand. Further, he reported signing a three-year entry-level contract worth $2.4 million with the Predators.
Luke Prokop: Body Measurements
The athlete has a strong and healthy body stands to a height of 6 feet 4 inches or 1.93 meters. His body weighs around 99 kg with unknown body measurements of chest or waist. He has white skin with blonde hair color and blue eyes color.