Hilary Knight practices with Anaheim Ducks

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Hilary Knight was invited to practice with the NHL's Anaheim Ducks on Friday, as part of "World Girls' Ice Hockey Weekend," an International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) initiative to further expand the sport for women.

Anaheim's press release said Knight "is believed to be the first female skater [non-goalie] to practice with an NHL team." (Four-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser did receive two invites to Philadelphia Flyers' training camp in 1998 and 1999.)

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Knight met with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau and fellow U.S. Olympians Ryan Kesler and Cam Fowler before taking part in the team's practice, which included a little shootout duel:

Here is more from Knight's day on the NHL ice: