Sept 23 - First and Only Female NHL Goalie

On this day 18 years ago, goaltender Manon Rheaume became the first female to play in an NHL exhibition game when she suited up for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Rheaume stopped 7 of 9 shots she faced and gained immense popularity after this performance as she was approached by Playboy and Penthouse magazines to pose for the publications. Rheaume now works for a foundation which helps provide scholarships for young women across Canada.

Rheaume, to this date, is still the only female to play an exhibition game in the NHL




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