Citing his Christian faith, San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer said he chose not to wear a pregame warmup jersey in support of the LGBTQIA+ community on Saturday, as part of the team's weeklong "Pride Night" festivities.

"For all 13 years of my NHL career, I have been a Christian -- not just in title, but in how I choose to live my life daily," Reimer said in a statement prior to Saturday's 4-1 home loss to the New York Islanders.