Petersen Becomes First Female to Sign w/ NYR (VIDEO)
We always hear about the negative and corrupt sides of the sports business. But there's still some good left too.
And last night, the New York Rangers exemplified some of that good, signing 7-year-old Kayleigh Petersen to a one-day contract as part of Make-A-Wish New Jersey.
Petersen also got to lead the Rangers out onto the ice before the game with the Avalanche.
She also got her own bio on the Rangers website:
The New York Rangers announced today that the team has signed free agent Kayleigh Petersen from the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey to a one-day contract. Petersen becomes the first female in franchise history to sign a one-day contract with the team. Petersen, 7, has been scouted during her House Mite League games this season, and the Rangers felt it was the appropriate time to offer a contract. “She has tremendous skills and we felt her strength and character are through the roof,” said Adam Graves, Rangers Hockey Operations Department. “We are proud and honored to have her as a part of the Rangers organization.” From East Brunswick, New Jersey, Petersen began playing hockey at age five and is also currently enrolled in Ballet, Hip Hop and Gymnastics. Her speed, skill and courage have impressed Rangers talent evaluators in her various Intro to Hockey lessons over the last two seasons, as well as at her most recent stint at Full Day Hockey Camp.
Well done, Rangers.