hendricks__3__large-1Matt Hendricks of the Edmonton Oilers has been a huge supporter and is also on the Board of Directors for United Heroes League.

While playing with the Washington Capitals, Matt attended fundraisers and posed for the Defending the Blue Line Public Service Announcement. He and his wife Kim worked hard to help DTBL become established in the Washington DC area. Through their generous contributions, and Kim’s tireless work helping secure corporate partners, DTBL was able to bring it’s programs full scale to our nations capital for the 2011 – 2012 season.

May 2015Edmonton Oilers #23 Matt Hendricks, sat down with KARE11’s Dave Schwartz to talk about his time at the IIHF world hockey tournament and Defending The Blue Line®.

November 2014Matt Hendricks interview on NHL Live

May 2014 – Matt Hendricks, Nate Schmidt, Nick Bjugstad, and Former NHL All-Star Mark Parrish were the stars in a video commercial for the Camo Classic Golf Event for Defending The Blue Line®. View this amazing commercial.

March 2014Matt Hendircks “After Hours” interview from Edmonton, Canada

November 25, 2013 – During Military Night at the Predators game, the Preds and Matt Hendricks gave 200 tickets to DTBL military families. The Predators wore special military themed jerseys, which which were auctioned off during the game to benefit Defending the Blue Line®.

November 13, 2013Check out this great video of the Nashville Predators Matt Hendricks and Eric Nystrom chatting with NHL Network about Defending The Blue Line® 

August 3, 2013 – Matt Hendricks attended the NHL Players Charity game at Ridder Arena on the University of Minnesota Campus. The game and autograph session was a benefit for Defending The Blue Line® and the military kids it supports.

December 2012 – Matt Hendricks joined DTBL president and founder, Shane Hudella, on the USO Holiday Tour. Also joining him were the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, six-time USO tour entertainer and critically-acclaimed country music singer Kellie Pickler; Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen; Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks and comedian and host of the CBS show “Excused” Iliza Shlesinger. and several entertainers on the USO tour. There are several articles about Matt Hendricks and the USO Tour that you can read about.

June 20, 2012 – Matt attended the NHL Players Charity Game to benefit DTBL. It was a great day and evening of autographs and a hockey game between Team East/Air Force/Fox9 vs Team West/Army/KARE11.

January 7, 2012 – “The Old Barn Hockey Show on 1460 The Ticket” interviewed Matt Hendricks. Listen to Part 3 of the show when Matt talks about his hockey career, the USO Holiday Tour, and Defending The Blue Line®. Listen here.

August 22, 2011 – Matt attended the Ice Pack Hockey League Charity Golf Tournament to benefit DTBL at Needwood Golf Course in Rockville, Maryland.

July 20, 2011 – Matt participated in the Cottage Grove, Minnesota Ice Arena Charity Hockey Game. Proceeds benefited the Hastings Hockey Association, Cottage Grove Hockey Association, and Defending The Blue Line®.