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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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