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Jessica Campbell © APA/afp / JUSSI NUKARI

The first female coach in NHL history

The Seattle Kraken are the first NHL team to hire a full-time female coach.

32-year-old Jessica Campbell will serve as an assistant coach on head coach Dan Bylsma's staff. The former Canadian team player was most recently assistant coach of the Coachella Valley Firebirds in the second-tier AHL and had previously appeared on the big stage when she was part of the German men's national team's staff at the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championships.

Campbell's appointment follows a handful of similar appointments in North America's top professional men's sports leagues. However, the head coaching positions continue to be held exclusively by men.

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