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Female goaltender Mariah Fujimagari
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BREAKING: NHL Organization Signs First Ever Female Player

Published January 13, 2024 at 4:28 PM
BY SAMER
     
A historic signing has just been announced marking the first time a female player joins an NHL organization.

Winnipeg Jets Organization Sign First Ever Female Player



In a groundbreaking moment, the Winnipeg Jets have just announced a historic move by their ECHL affiliate.

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The Norfolk Admirals, the ECHL affiliate team of the Jets, has officially signed Mariah Fujimagari as an Emergency Backup Goalie. This makes her the first female player to join an NHL organization.

"Note: In uniform as the emergency backup goaltender for @NorfolkAdmirals in tonight's game at @RailersHC is Mariah Fujimagari. After attending training camp w/ @KalamazooWings, this'll be her first time on the bench for a regular-season ECHL game."


Fujimagari's journey in the ECHL kicked off last summer when she attended the training camp of the Kalamazoo Wings, the ECHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, on a tryout contract. She even participated in an exhibition game.


Although she won't be hitting the ice tonight, Mariah Fujimagari is in uniform as the emergency backup goaltender for the Norfolk Admirals in their game against RailersHC. This marks her first time on the bench for a regular-season ECHL game.

Stay tuned for updates on this groundbreaking development.

As reported on Hockey Latest - BREAKING: Jets Organization Make History By Signing A Female Player
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