Kendall Coyne Schofield Makes History As First Woman To Compete In NHL Skills Competition Kendall Coyne Schofield became the first woman to compete in the NHL All-Stars Skills Competition this past week. She subbed in for Nathan MacKinnon who couldn't compete because of a bruised foot.
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Kendall Coyne Schofield Makes History As First Woman To Compete In NHL Skills Competition

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Kendall Coyne Schofield Makes History As First Woman To Compete In NHL Skills Competition

Kendall Coyne Schofield Makes History As First Woman To Compete In NHL Skills Competition

Kendall Coyne Schofield Makes History As First Woman To Compete In NHL Skills Competition

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Kendall Coyne Schofield became the first woman to compete in the NHL All-Stars Skills Competition this past week. She subbed in for Nathan MacKinnon who couldn't compete because of a bruised foot.

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It all began with a tweet. Colorado Avalanche Center Nathan MacKinnon was all set to compete in the National Hockey League's All-Star Skills Competition, but he got a bruised foot. So he had to pull out. But McKinnon had another player in mind to fill in. And his team tweeted out an invitation to Kendall Coyne Schofield. She's a forward for the U.S. women's national team, which took the gold medal at last year's Olympics. Her first thought, she said, was, I can do this. And so she did. In the fastest skater event, she posted a time of 14.346 seconds, which placed seventh among some of the NHL's top players. And it made her the first woman to ever compete in the NHL All-Stars Skills Competition. Obviously, I was a little nervous, Coyne Schofield told ESPN. But she said, I knew it was a moment that was going to break a lot of barriers and a moment that would change the perception of our game.

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