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Amanda Kessel, recently promoted by the Pittsburgh Penguins


Professional ice hockey player and member of the United States women’s national ice hockey team, Amanda Kessel has just recently been promoted by the Pittsburgh Penguins as the special assistant to president of hockey operations and general manager.

Amanda played college ice hockey at the university of Minnesota, and has played professionally in the National Women’s Hockey League and Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. She has represented the U.S. in three Olympic Winter Games. As well as, earned a spot on eight International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship teams. Kessel also played in two International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championships, and helped the University of Minnesota win three Division I national championships. Additionally, Kessel won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award in 2013, and is a co-host along side Megan Keller in the popular online podcast “The Keller & Kess Show” powered by Torch Pro.

“The relationship between Amanda Kessel and the Penguins organization began when she was playing in the NWHL and with Team USA,” says The Hockey News. Previously Kessel worked in an executive fellow role within the franchise, holding several administrative and hockey-related duties since being hired by the team in April 2022.

“Amanda has the experience, drive, and education to be a fantastic front-office executive in professional sports, and we are honored to welcome her to Pittsburgh.” Said Morehouse when the Penguins hired Kessel. In fact, the hire was one of Morehouse’s final moves with the organization, as he stepped down a week later saying he was confident the future of the organization was in good hands.” ( via The Hockey News ).

Learn more about Amanda HERE

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