Doug Weight, Jordan Eberle and the Islanders organization as a whole expressed their sorrow over the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy.
The hockey community is in mourning after 14 people died as a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos, a Canadian junior hockey team, collided with a semi-truck on Friday night. Various members of the Islanders organization have given their thoughts and prayers to the team before their season finale on Saturday night.
"Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to the Humboldt Broncos and all of those affected by the devastating tragedy," the Islanders' official Twitter posted.
"Your thoughts are immediately with those young kids," Weight said. "The way it affects their families and the hockey community... it's troubling to think of. The hockey community will rally together and support them. We'll come together as a team and see what we can do to help."
Eberle is from Saskatchewan, Canada, the province that Humboldt is in.
"It's devastating," Eberle said. "I have a lot of ties to Saskatchewan hockey. It's a terrible day. It's something that shouldn't happen. It really touches a lot of us when something like this happens. It's a sad day. All you can think about is them right now. ... From my personal experience, I rode the bus all over Western Canada playing hockey. I know what that's like. My brother played for the Melville team. It's just a sad day. It's something that shouldn't happen."