NHL trailblazer

Brigette Lacquette

By Patrick Quinn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Brigette Lacquette continues to blaze new trails at hockey’s highest levels, both on and off the ice. In 2018 she was the first Indigenous woman to play for the Canadian Olympic team. Now Lacquette is a scout in the National Hockey League. Lacquette was offered the job by the Chicago Blackhawks last May when she was waiting to hear from Team Canada’s Olympic selection camp. After determining the message was indeed real, she spoke with assistant general manager Ryan Stewart, who asked if she had considered life following her playing career. “I’m still able to play hockey and work at this job,’’ Lacquette told the Nation. “That’s one of the main things that attracted me to it. He was like we’re not going…

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