NHL Affiliate Signs Female To First Contract

Published September 20, 2023 at 9:32
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
The ongoing discussion about women's participation in top-tier hockey, including the NHL, continues. The Professional Women's Hockey League, featuring six North American teams and a 24-game season, has renewed interest in women's hockey globally.

In a groundbreaking move, the Kalamazoo Wings, affiliated with the Canucks, have signed Mariah Fujimagari, 29, to a Professional Tryout (PTO) contract. She brings experience from the Swedish women's league.

This signing recalls Manon Rheaume's historic stint with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the early 1990s, challenging norms and pushing hockey's evolution.




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NHL Affiliate Signs Female To First Contract

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