Canucks name Emilie Castonguay assistant GM

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The Vancouver Canucks have hired player agent and former NCAA forward Emilie Castonguay as their new assistant general manager.

Castonguay's now ex-clients include New York Rangers winger and 2020 first overall pick Alexis Lafreniere and Canadian star Marie-Philip Poulin, among others.

The new Canucks executive is the first female assistant GM in franchise history. She became the NHLPA's first female certified agent in 2016 and was still the only woman in the role before Vancouver hired her.

"I think it's a historic day," Castonguay said after her hiring was announced. "It goes to show that women have a place in sports and in hockey. ... I've always had high aspirations in my career and in life in general, so we'll see where that takes me."

Canucks general manager Jim Rutherford shed some light on Castonguay's role.

Castonguay played four seasons of Division I hockey at Niagara. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance and then earned a law degree from l'Universite de Montreal.

The Canucks added former New Jersey Devils player information and video analyst Rachel Doerrie to their analytics department last week.

The Anaheim Ducks named Angela Gorgone the NHL's first female assistant GM in 1996.

Canucks name Emilie Castonguay assistant GM
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