The First Female Coach in NHL History Will Debut Tonight

Published September 25, 2023 at 8:31 PM
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Breaking Barriers

The Seattle Kraken are set to make history on the ice tonight as they welcome an unprecedented addition to their coaching staff. In an extraordinary move, the Kraken have extended an invitation to Jessica Campbell, Assistant Coach of the Coachella Valley Firebirds, to join their coaching staff for their upcoming clash against the Calgary Flames.

A Historic Moment

This significant development marks a groundbreaking moment in the NHL as Jessica Campbell is believed to be the first woman to coach an NHL game. While women have played essential roles within the NHL in various capacities, Campbell's appointment as an NHL coach during a pre-season game is a historic first.


#SeaKraken will welcome @Firebirds assistant coach, Jessica Campbell behind the bench tonight at @ClimateArena for the matchup against Calgary.

She is believed to be the first woman to coach an NHL game.


Congratulations to Jessica Campbell

Jessica Campbell's remarkable achievement is a testament to her dedication and expertise in the world of hockey. Her success with the Coachella Valley Firebirds last season paved the way for this momentous occasion, and her contributions to the sport deserve our heartfelt congratulations.
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