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Olympian Hilary Knight to practice with Anaheim Ducks

Hilary Knight

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 20: Hilary Knight #21 of the United States looks on during the Ice Hockey Women’s Gold Medal Game against Canada on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Two-time Olympic silver medalist Hilary Knight will practice with the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

Knight, who co-led the U.S. with six points in Sochi and seven assists in Vancouver, will “take part in a portion of Ducks practice” before serving as a guest coach for a girls team during World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend, according to the Ducks.

Knight, 25, was the youngest player on the 2010 U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team.

Goalies have practiced and played in NHL exhibition games, most recently Canadian Olympic champion Shannon Szabados with the Edmonton Oilers in March.

Szabados and Finland goalie Noora Raty currently play in men’s leagues.

Six-time Canadian Olympic forward Hayley Wickenheiser participated in Philadelphia Flyers’ prospects camps in 1998 and 1999.

*Correction: An earlier version of this story stated Knight was believed to be the first female skater to practice with an NHL team with the Ducks. While that is technically true, Wickenheiser’s experience wasn’t noted.*

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