Ryan Reaves is not only a fan favourite in Las Vegas, but a role model to black hockey fans growing up playing the sport across North America.

In honour of Black History Month, Reaves took the NHL's digital media team inside a local Vegas barbershop and discussed a variety of topics around the game. Much like LeBron James' 'The Shop' talk show with HBO, the video featured a relaxed yet upbeat vibe.

The Winnipeg product discusses growing up as a black hockey player in Manitoba, the atmosphere of a live game in Vegas, how to break down barriers in the sport and how to get more black youth involved.

Currently, in his first full season with the Golden Knights, Reaves has totaled eight goals and eight assists for 16 points in 56 games. He's already established a career-high in points and even saw time on the Golden Knights power play earlier this season.

For the first time ever, the NHL is celebrating Black History Month in part with their "Hockey Is For Everyone" campaign.

(h/t NHL)