A woman in the NHL by 2026: It's more than possible

BY MARCO    JANUARY 14, 2023  (9:10)
More than 30 years have passed since Manon Réhaume appeared in a Tampa Bay Lightning pre-game in 1992. We still talk about her today as a pioneer in the industry, and with good reason.

The NHL is the best hockey league in the world and only the best players with talent get the privilege to be on the ice amongst the bests.

Nela Lopusanova is currently playing in the Slovak Under-16 Boys League and she is breaking all records that belong to Juraj Slafkovsky. At 14 years old, the young lady is already 5'7" tall and weighs 145 lbs. She has 15 goals and 31 points in only 10 games.

She is producing at a rate of 3.10 points per game, while the league record belongs to Juraj Slafkovsky with 2.34 points per game.


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Needless to say, Slaf was selected first overall by the Habs last summer. Lopusanova is seen as the next woman to be drafted into the NHL. We're not saying she'll be selected first overall, or even in the first round, but nothing is impossible when you have that much talent.

Here's a Michigan goal she made in the last few days:

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