Los Angeles Kings trainer becomes first female staffer to work behind the bench in NHL

Aisha visram is believed be the first woman to serve on a NHL regular-season bench. She was an athletic trainer for Los Angeles Kings during their 6-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

According to the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (Pro Hockey Athletic Trainers Society) and Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SoPHE), Visram is likely to have made history as she took over three Kings support staffers because of COVID-19 protocols.

“That’s incredible. That’s great. “We need more of this in our game,” Todd McLellan, Kings coach, said.

Visram is the chief trainer for the Kings American Hockey League affiliate in Ontario (California). She has previously worked at Adirondack of ECHL as well as St. Lawrence University in Canton (New York).

McLellan stated that Visram’s presence on the bench was a reminder of how important it is for professional hockey teams to function and succeed.

McLellan stated, “I can assure you that Aisha’s a major part of our organisation.” “And we don’t talk about them. “We don’t talk much about trainers and equipment people. But she mentors with them. [Kings head athletic trainer] Chris Kingsley and the rest of the staff, and accepted a huge role there and does a tremendous job, so unreal reward for her. Everybody is a major part of it, so please include her.