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Kim St-Pierre is hockey’s first female goalie inducted into the Hall of Fame

Kim St-Pierre is hockey’s first female goalie inducted into the Hall of Fame
Kim St-Pierre #33 of Canada celebrates with her national flag after receiving the gold medal / Al Bello / Staff / Getty Images Sport / Getty Images

The Hockey Hall of Fame announced yesterday that it would be inducting three-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time IIHF world champion Kim St-Pierre.

She is the first female goaltender to be included in the Hall of Fame and the 8th woman.

The 41-year old Chateauguay, Quebec native posted a career 1.17 goals-against average and save percentage of .939 over her 13-year career with the national team. She is Canada's all-time leader in games (83), wins (64), and shutouts (29).

St. Pierre made women's ice hockey history on October 23, 2008, when she tended goal during a practice session with the Montreal Canadiens at Denis Savard Arena after Carey Price was forced to sit out with the flu. She was the second woman in NHL history to play alongside NHL players, since Manon Rheaume in an exhibition game.

She enters the Hall alongside NHL players Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson and builder Ken Holland in the class of 2020 announced Wednesday.


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