Brianna Decker paid for NHL All-Star skills challenge win

Brianna Decker paid for NHL All-Star skills challenge win

When I was putting on my hockey skates when I was three years old, I didn't think I'd play in two Olympic games, get the education that I received or sitting in front of you here today after being the first woman to compete in an All-Star skills competition.

Decker was one of four stars of the women's game who participated in Friday night's skills challenge in San Jose alongside United States teammate Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canada's Renata Fast and Rebecca Johnston. "That's that I tell kids all the time".

United States of America women's ice hockey player Kendall Coyne-Schofield in the fastest skater competition in the 2019 NHL All Star Game skills competition at SAP Center.

Coyne Schofield, 26, was already attending the festivities in San Jose, Calif., and planning to demonstrate her skills when organizers asked if she would like to replace Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, who could not compete because of a bruised left foot.

The Oilers forward won the NHL's Premier Passing event with a time of 1:09.088. "Wow. That's really impressive".

"I thought she was unbelievable", McDavid said of Coyne Schofield.

The victor of each event in the competition earned a $25,000 prize. The NHL's lack of recognition sparked #PayDecker on Twitter.

Enter hockey manufacturing brand CCM, who announced Saturday that it will be providing Decker with her rightful earnings.

Decker later tweeted her thanks to the company.

In addition, it appears the National Hockey League has something planned for all the women that participated, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli.

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