The 2020 Isobel Cup hasn’t been awarded, with a rescheduled date to be determined, but the Boston Pride are looking toward next season. Before the draft, they signed forwards Christina Putigna, Lexie Laing, McKenna Brand, and defender Kaleigh Fratkin to contract extensions.
Boston’s big move was acquiring the first overall pick to select hometown superstar, Sammy Davis, followed by a contract agreement three days later. Most recently, the Pride re-signed a trio of defenders to set themselves up for success in the 2020-21 season.
After captaining her high school hockey team, The Winchendon School, Kelly attended Northeastern University and was the team’s top-scoring defender in her senior year. She tallied 12 points in 23 games during her sophomore NWHL season and is a plus-21 in her 39-game career.
“I’m so excited to be back for season six of the NWHL and my third season with the Pride,” Kelly said in a Twitter video statement. “We had an unbelievable run last year, and I know we’ll only improve going forward.”
In her rookie season, Rheault impressed with her confidence and poise at such a young age. The University of New Hampshire alumna scored a goal and had five assists, later adding a primary assist on the opening goal of Boston’s semifinal playoff game against the Connecticut Whale.
“I’m happy to announce that I’ve signed with the Pride for another season,” Rheault said in her video statement on Twitter. “I’m extremely thankful to be a part of such a great organization and team, surrounded by such amazing fans.”
During her college hockey days with Yale University, Souliotis racked up 70 points in 117 games. This production is why the Pride selected her eighth overall in the 2017 NWHL Draft. Souliotis completed her second full season in the NWHL, scoring 16 points in 22 games.
“I’m super excited to be back with the Pride for next season, playing for my city and in front of the best fans in the NWHL,” Souliotis said in her video statement. “I can’t wait to get back together with the team and start working toward next year’s Isobel Cup.”
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