1992 — Manon Rheaume becomes the first woman to play in one of the four major pro sports leagues when she takes the ice in the first period for the NHL expansion Tampa Bay Lightning in an exhibition game. The 20-year-old goalie faces nine shots and allows two goals in St. Louis’ 6-4 victory.
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Manon Rheaume uses her glove to make a save during her professional debut against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1992 in Tampa, Florida. Rheaume, 20, is the first woman to play in one of four major pro sports leagues. She gave up two goals in one period of work. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)