In 1992, Manon Rheaume played in goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning to become first woman to play in goal for an NHL team in a preseason game. Thirty years later, the women’s hockey pioneer is still helping women overcome gender obstacles in the sports world
The Los Angeles Kings hired her Thursday as a hockey operations and prospect adviser as the league continues to push for more diversity in its hiring practices. More than 100 women now work in hockey operations departments of NHL teams.
Rheaume, 50, lives in Michigan. Detroit Red Wings fans became re acquainted with Rheaume when she joined the Bally Sports Team last season as an analyst on television broadcasts.
“Manon is an excellent communicator who brings a unique perspective and will play an important role in our hockey operations department,” Emerson said in a statement. “She has the skill set to help bridge the gap for our young players throughout their development cycle and will be tasked with helping to introduce and maintain a level of understanding and accountability for our players.”
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