Best Social Highlight Star
Dazzling the NHL All-Star Game's “Fastest Skater” competition, U.S. women’s hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield gave the men’s players a run for their money. A last-minute replacement for the Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon, Coyne raised eyebrows online and in the arena as she sped around the ice in 14.346 seconds—only less than one second slower than the winning time. For her, the viral moment was defining in the sense that it shed a bigger light on professional women’s hockey less than a year after one of the hockey games of the century earned her an Olympic gold medal.
History was made and barriers were broke. It was such an honor to be the first woman to compete in the @nhl All Star Skills Competition last night. I can’t wait to see what the future holds! #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/Sc125oBGCx— Kendall Coyne Schofield (@KendallCoyne) January 26, 2019