Brianna Decker will indeed get paid after lighting up NHL's passing competition


Kendall Coyne Schofield was tabbed to join fellow U.S. Olympian Brianna Decker, and Rebecca Johnston and Renata Fast of Canada's national women's team to demonstrate some of the skills events in San Jose Friday night - similarly to previous year when Amanda Kessel, Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight demonstrated skills events prior to the event in Tampa.

She wasn't the only woman to compete in skill competition. She flew through the course and posted a time of 14.346, and placed 7th in a field that includes the best skaters in a world. "That's that I tell kids all the time".

In addition to competing at NHL All-Star Weekend, Coyne's accomplishments incOlympicympic gold and silver medals, as well as various records in the NCAA's Hockey East Association.

The Oilers forward won the NHL's Premier Passing event with a time of 1:09.088.

While the 27-year-old Decker's 1:06 was the fastest completion of the course, Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl was declared the victor with a time of 1:09 during Friday's event.

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"She beat me?" Draisaitl asked, per Larkin. "That's really impressive", Draisaitl said.

Enter hockey manufacturing brand CCM, who announced Saturday that it will be providing Decker with her rightful earnings.

Aside from CCM paying Decker, TSN's Frank Seravalli tweeted he was told the National Hockey League will "do something" for all the women who competed in Friday's event.

The NHL "is stepping up to do something for not just Decker, but all of the women that participated in last night's" skills competition, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli.