Daily Almanac for Thursday, September 23, 2021; the 265th Day of the Year

On this date in 1992, Manon Rhéaume became the first women to play in an NHL game. Here she is playing at the Legends Games for the 50th edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament in April 2010. By Tsunami330, CC BY-SA 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

Manon Rhéaume (born February 24, 1972) is a retired Canadian ice hockey goaltender. An Olympic silver medalist, she achieved a number of historic firsts during her career, including becoming the first woman to play in any of the major North American pro-sports leagues.

In 1992, Rhéaume signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL, appearing in preseason exhibition games in 1992 and 1993. She spent five years in professional minor leagues, playing for a total of seven teams and appearing in 24 games. She also played on the Canada women’s national ice hockey team, winning gold medals at the IIHF Women’s World Championship in 1992 and 1994, and the silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

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