Cammi Granato Becomes the First Women Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

December 21st, 2009 by Warren Shaw Leave a reply »
Something happened during the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony this year that made it unmistakably different from any other time in history. Yes, Brett Hull was inducted, and so was Brian Leetch, but that’s not it.

Give up? Well, what made the induction ceremony so unique was that a woman was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame for the first time in the history of the sport.

Cammi Granato became the Hall's first female inductee. Catherine Michelle "Cammi" Granato (born March 25, 1971 in Downers Grove, Illinois) broke through a barrier that caught more than a few off guard.

Granato captained the U.S. Women's Hockey Team that won a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics. She is the younger sister of former NHL player and former Colorado Avalanche head coach Tony Granato, and a graduate of Providence College. Granato played hockey for Concordia University in Montreal until CIAU added more restrictive rules on non-Canadians.

She currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and has played in every world championship for the U.S. She's the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. Women's Hockey Team with 343 points in 205 games. In ...

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