BROOKLYN, NY, November 8, 2017 – The Connecticut Whale have acquired forward Paige Savage from the Boston Pride in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2018 NWHL Draft.
“We are excited to have Paige join the Whale,” said Connecticut head coach Ryan Equale. “As Paige makes the adjustment from college to the NWHL, we will look for Paige to bring her scoring touch, intensity and work ethic to our team.”
Savage was the 15th overall pick by Connecticut in the 2016 NWHL Draft, but signed with the Pride in in June after graduating from Northeastern. She did not play in either of Boston’s first two regular season games.
In 149 games at Northeastern, Savage had 37 goals and 69 assists for 106 points.
“We have a great group of players on the Whale and an even better group of people,” said Equale, “and we expect Paige to fit right in to an already strong and healthy locker room and team culture.”
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
Established in 2015, the NWHL became the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players and share in revenue from select apparel sales. The mission of the league is to promote and develop women’s hockey, increase participation and interest in the sport at all levels, and shine a light on the role models that fill the rosters of all of its clubs. The league is made up of the Founding Four: Boston Pride (2016 Isobel Cup champions), Buffalo Beauts (2017 champions), Connecticut Whale and Metropolitan Riveters, and will add more teams in the coming years. Prior to its third season in 2017-18, the NWHL signed a landmark contract with the New Jersey Devils, who became the first NHL team to form a long-term partnership with one of its clubs (Riveters). The league also has a global broadcast agreement with Twitter. For more information, please visit NWHL.zone and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @NWHL
Chris Botta, NWHL – firstname.lastname@example.org