Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba released a statement Tuesday supporting the anti-racism movement across North America after George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis, was killed by a white police officer last week.

"I've been sad, angry, and disturbed by the senseless unjust we have all witnessed this past week. I have been scared for the families in my community. I know I do not want to feel this way ever again; the feeling of helplessness. The feeling too many have to face each day. I am here for you. To lean on, to listen, to embrace, to have a voice and to be a leader in our community!"