Buffalo Beauts center Harrison Brown has been selected for the National Women’s Hockey League’s all star game, making him the first transgender professional athlete ever named to such an honor.
He was one of seven Beauts selected for the all-star game, set for Feb. 12 in Pittsburgh. Browne was selected in the all-star-game draft by captain Amanda Kessel of the New York Riveters.
Browne said on Twitter that he was “pumped,” all the while celebrating with a ferret.
Drafted! Pumped to be on #TeamKessel. See you all in Pittsburgh! pic.twitter.com/BmIdRWy3dO— Harrison Browne (@Hbrowne24) January 10, 2017
Like ya do.
Last year Browne became the first transgender athlete to come out publicly in an American professional team-sport league. Just last month the NWHL unveiled its trans policy, which has been heralded as the most inclusive and comprehensive in professional sports and a gold standard for sports worldwide.
The 23-year-old from Ontario played college hockey at the Univ. of Maine.
Go Team Kessel!