The Pittsburgh Penguins paid tribute to the late Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Saturday afternoon.
Before their matinee game against the Washington Capitals, the Penguins observed a minute’s silence in memory of Haskins, who was tragically killed earlier in the day.
An image of Haskins in his Steelers jersey reading “Dwyane Haskins 1997-2022” appeared on the screen above middle ice as the lights dimmed throughout the PPG Paints Arena.
“Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go out to the Haskins family, Dwayne’s teammates and all of the Steelers nation,” the Penguins official Twitter account said posted during the pre-game tributes.
Haskins was hit and killed by a dump truck early Saturday morning while attempting to cross Florida’s Interstate 595 Florida Highway Patrol. The 24-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Capitals expressed their condolences in reply to the penguins post.
Haskins, who attended high school in Maryland, spent the first two years of his professional football career in Washington.
The former Ohio State standout later joined the Steelers in a free hand. He signed a contract to remain with Pittsburgh in March and had been training with Steelers teammates prior to the fatal accident.
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