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Manon Rheaume Heads To The LA Kings

LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2022) – The LA Kings have hired Manon Rheaume as a Hockey Operations/Prospect Advisor to work alongside key executives in multiple areas with a focus on prospect development. She will report to Director of Player Personnel, Nelson Emerson.

“I’m excited to join the Kings and look forward to working with our young players as they go through their individual development process,” said Rheaume. “There are so many elements that factor into a player’s journey once they join an organization, and my focus will be on helping to provide them with the tools and guidance they need to ease that transition as the strive to reach their ultimate goal of playing in the NHL.”

Rheaume, who will continue to be based in Michigan, will also be involved with designated assignments within the hockey operations department and will participate in various organizational activities.

“Manon is an excellent communicator who brings a unique perspective and will play an important role in our hockey operations department,” said Emerson. “She has the skill set to help bridge the gap for our young players throughout their development cycle and will be tasked with helping to introduce and maintain a level of understanding and accountability for our players as they work in conjunction with our development staff.”

Rheaume won a silver medal as a goaltender with Canada at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, the first to feature a women’s hockey tournament. She also made history in 1992 when she became the first woman to play in an NHL game when she did so for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a pre-season game. This past season, she returned to the ice as a participant in the adidas NHL Breakaway Challenge, part of the 2022 NHL All-Star Skills event at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game.

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SYF's avatar

Good luck, Manon.  Sure would have liked to have you stay with the Wings.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/07/22 at 12:48 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

I think Mickey will miss her. Keating? Probably not so much. At least that’s the impression I got from his interaction (or lack of interaction) with her. Good luck, Manon.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 07/07/22 at 02:16 PM ET


Good luck, Manon.  Sure would have liked to have you stay with the Wings.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/07/22 at 12:48 PM ET

Agree. She definitely knows her hockey.

Posted by wings8 on 07/07/22 at 02:32 PM ET

d ca's avatar

Congrats to her. Still going to be based in Michigan from what I read.

Brought a prospective to Ballys that was/is needed. Loss for the broadcast and fans. Will be interesting to see how they fill it.

Posted by d ca on 07/07/22 at 02:42 PM ET


Then I’m with Keats!

will not miss her one bit!

Good luck in LA Manon!

Posted by Matt_in_MI on 07/07/22 at 03:09 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

This is one person that brought a fresh, talented, and professional edge to our current line up of broadcasters. Sharp, articulate, very knowledgeable. I will most definitely miss Manon’s commentary and breakdown of the game.

All the best to Manon Rheaume. It been a pleasure watching and hearing you. You will be missed.

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 07/07/22 at 05:55 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Bummer for us and my ears.

I hope it works out for her in LA. LA is a mad house

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/07/22 at 06:22 PM ET


Best of luck to her - maybe eventually there’ll be
suitable role with the Wings. Definitely far more to
offer than a talking head.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/07/22 at 07:23 PM ET

jhpcarrier97's avatar

What broke for these ex female hockey players?  All of a sudden they start into broadcasting and now they are being hired on as team executives.???

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 07/07/22 at 07:27 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

God on ya Manon! Best of luck in the new adventure!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 07/07/22 at 11:49 PM ET

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