Pittsburgh Pens' Spouse is ‘Hockey Wife’ On and Off Camera

After a Stanley Cup-winning season for the Pittsburgh Penguins, one player’s wife is working on her own claim to fame.

Catherine LaFlamme, wife of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang, announced Monday on Instagram that she will be part of season three of “Hockey Wives,” a reality show on the W Network in Canada. The season premieres Wednesday, April 19.

Set in Montreal, the show will follow the lives of six professional hockey players’ wives, fiances and girlfriends.

LaFlamme’s main storylines will involve attempting to start a Pittsburgh-based youth clothing line, traveling between Pittsburgh and Montreal and considering another pregnancy after recovering from a miscarriage. She’ll be juggling all this while cheering on her husband as the Penguins fight for their fifth Stanley Cup.

Her co-stars are Maripier Morin (engaged to former Montreal Canadiens player Brandon Prust); Martine Auclair Vlasic (wife of San Jose Sharks player Marc-Edouard Vlasic); Vanessa Vandal (longtime girlfriend of St. Louis Blues player David Perron); Emilie Blum (wife of Jonathan Blum, who plays in Russia); and Erica Lundmark (wife of Jamie Lundmark, who plays in Austria).

Launching a youth clothing line has been a dream of LaFlamme’s for some time now, according to the W Network. “Hockey Wives” viewers will see her business efforts, from design and fabric shopping to developing an e-commerce website and creating a marketing strategy. She’s also recruited Veronique Fleury, wife of Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, to help with the site’s design execution and close friend Vandal for moral support.

This isn’t LaFlamme’s first foray into reality TV. The aspiring designer also appeared on “Occupation Double,” a Canadian French-language show, in 2007. The W says LaFlamme’s hoping to host a launch party for her company this coming winter.

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