|Date Of Birth||February 24, 1972|
|Fact||Became the first woman to play in the NHL during the 1992 pre-season for the Tampa Bay Lightning, playing goaltender.|
Manon Rheaume is a former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Atlanta Thrashers. Rheaume also played for the Canadian national women’s team. She is the only woman to have played in any of the major professional North American sports leagues.
— Manon Rheaume (@ManonRheaume) May 27, 2020
Rheaume was born on February 24, 1972, in Lac-Beauport, Quebec. She began playing ice hockey at the age of five. Rheaume’s father, Claude, was her first coach. Rheaume’s older brother, Pascal, also played hockey and was drafted by the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings in 1989.
Rheaume played junior hockey for the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). In 1991, she was the first woman to play in the QMJHL, appearing in one game for the Draveurs.
Rheaume played for Team Canada at the 1992 IIHF Women’s World Championship, winning a silver medal. She also played for Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics, where the team finished fourth.
In 1992, Rheaume was signed by the Tampa Bay Lightning, becoming the first woman to play in any of the major professional North American sports leagues. Rheaume appeared in two exhibition games for the Lightning during the 1992–93 NHL season. She made her NHL debut on September 23, 1992, against the St. Louis Blues, becoming the first woman to play in an NHL game.
14th today!! Where did the time go? Happy Birthday Dakoda, Love mom pic.twitter.com/kE6uJjcCQA
— Manon Rheaume (@ManonRheaume) December 18, 2020
Rheaume also played for the Atlanta Knights of the International Hockey League (IHL) during the 1992–93 season. In 1993, she became the first woman to play in an IHL game.
Rheaume played for Team Canada at the 1994 IIHF Women’s World Championship, winning a gold medal. She also played for Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where the team finished fifth.
Rheaume retired from professional hockey in 1999. In 2008, she was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.
Rheaume currently works as a television analyst for NHL games on Rogers Sportsnet. She also runs her own goaltending school, Manon Rheaume Goaltending School.
Rheaume has two daughters with her former husband, former NHL player Patrick Roy. The couple divorced in 2003.
Rheaume is 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) tall and weighs 140 pounds (64 kilograms).
|Full Name||Manon Rhéaume|
|Date Of Birth||February 24, 1972|
|Place Of Birth||Beauport, Quebec City, Canada|
|Parents||Nicole Rhéaume, Pierre Rhéaume|
|Movies||A Beachcombers' Christmas|
|1||Sister of NHL forward Pascal Rheaume.|
|2||Member of the 1998 Canadian women's Olympic Hockey Team.|
|3||Became the first woman to play in the NHL during the 1992 pre-season for the Tampa Bay Lightning, playing goaltender.|
|4||Had a pre-season tryout with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992.|
|5||First woman to play in a junior hockey match for the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL) during the 1991-1992 season.|
|6||Played goaltender for the following hockey teams during her career: Atlanta Knights (IHL), Las Vegas Thunder (IHL), Knoxville Cherokees (ECHL), Nashville Knights (ECHL), and Charlotte Checkers (ECHL). Also played roller hockey for the New Jersey Rockin' Rollers and Sacramento River Rats.|
|A Beachcombers Christmas||2004||TV Movie||Herself|
|Manon Rheaume: The Woman Behind the Mask||2000||Documentary||Herself|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia