A member of the U.S. Olympic women's ice hockey team hopes to make NHL history, according to published reports.
Two-time Olympian Hilary Knight skated with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday as part of her effort to give more attention to women's hockey. Knight was a standout on the women's hockey team at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford from 2004-2007.
"So fun to skate with the boys today," Knight posted to Facebook along with pictures of Friday's practice.
Knight, who is reportedly the first female skater (non-goalie) to practice with an NHL Team, said she's confident she can play with anyone in the world.
“She was snapping picks. She fit right in, “ Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy said. Watch the practice report here.
Now, there's talk Knight may play with the Ducks in an exhibition game.
Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said it is “conceivable” according to NBC Sports.
The theme behind the visit was to help grow the game among girls and young people.
The Olympic Silver Medalist is also a four-time World Champion and has been named MVP of the Canadian Women’s Professional hockey league.
Photo Credit: Hilary Knight