Pittsburgh (KDKA)-Penguins are getting yet another Kessel.
Three-time Olympic medalist Amanda Kessel has joined the organization for a one-year fellowship.
Kessel will be the first participant in what is called the Penguins Executive Management Program. This program focuses on exposing women and minorities in the NHL and hockey front offices.
She travels to penguins production, hockey operations, marketing and other departments.
“I’m excited to learn from one of the best franchises of professional sports,” Kessel said. “Penguins have given me the opportunity to harness my experience and love for hockey with a whole new ability. I look forward to taking full advantage of this program.”
30-year-old Kessel has a successful playing career, graduating with a degree in sports management from the University of Minnesota. She has won the Patty Kazmeier Award as one of the top female college students in the country and has won two silver medals. She has a medal with the US Olympic team and one gold medal.
Penguins CEO David Morehouse said he hopes other NHL teams will follow suit.
Amanda’s brother Phil played for penguins between 2019 and 2019 and won the Stanley Cup at the club in 2016 and 2017.
Olympic athlete Amanda Kessel joins penguins for a year of fellowship
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