The Coachella Valley Firebirds, AHL affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, named Jessica Campbell an assistant coach Tuesday, making her the first woman to hold a full-time position behind the bench in league history.

"I'm very excited, it feels like it's going to be a really good fit," said Campbell. "I am thrilled to join the Kraken organization. Everybody's been so fantastic through the process."

Campbell is a former Team Canada player and spent last season as skills coach for the DEL's Nurnberg Ice Tigers. She also served as an assistant coach for Germany at the 2022 world championship.