To show support for his home country following the attacks across its capital Friday evening, Bellemare, who was born in Paris, wore a French flag on his helmet for Philadelphia’s game against the Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C.
Bellemare, who is in his second year in the league, told reporters earlier Saturday that the events “kind of put my game in perspective.”
The French national anthem, La Marseillaise, was played before the game as Carolina was one of many teams across sports that honored the victims of the attacks on Saturday. Bellemare was seen singing along during the anthem.
The 30-year-old has one goal in eight games this season.
- Nate Mata