PWHL Boston Player Extensions

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June 21st is the first day free agents can sign with any team. Teams had the past few weeks to re-sign players, and now those without contracts are free to sign with other teams. Here is an overview of who Boston re-signed and what it could mean for Boston next season.

F | Hannah Brandt – Two Years

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Boston will be home to Hannah Brandt for the next two seasons. Brandt was one of Boston’s best forwards in their first season and will be key to their success next season. She is a well-balanced player and excels at both offense and defense. Between the regular season and playoffs, Brandt played in 32 games and recorded 6 goals and 6 assists to total 12 points throughout the season. Her infamous buzzer beater against New York on 3/10 and her hot stick in game one of the Walter Cup Finals will be the first of many golden moments in Boston for this two-time Olympian.

F | Sophie Shirley – Two Years

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Boston locking up a young power on the forward line was another step in the right direction. Shirley, 25, is a Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) rookie of the year and was named a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award two times. During the 2024 season, she played in 28 games and recorded 4 goals and 3 assists totaling 7 points throughout the season.

D | Emily Brown – One Year

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Boston only had two defenders under contract after the season ended, so it was smart to get two signed before the free-agent window opened. Emily Brown was a great defender on the first line with Megan Keller. Brown played 32 games in the first season and recorded 1 goal and 5 assists, totaling 6 points. She is a great defender on the ice, has a good physical style of play, and is ready to jump in on the offensive side when needed.

D | Sidney Morin – One Year

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After signing Morin along with Brown, Boston now had their first two defensive pairings before heading into free agency. Morin played 32 games this season and she picked up 1 goal and 5 assists, totaling 6 points. She is a gold medalist, a superb puck mover, and fast on the ice. She is well known for being a good defender but also being good on the offensive side of play.

F | Lexie Adzija – One Year

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This signing had Boston fans going crazy. Lexie Adzija is a player all fans want on their team; Boston is honored to have her signed through this upcoming season. Adzija had a hot start to the beginning of the 2024 season with Ottawa. Once she was traded to Boston at the trade deadline, her play on the ice slowed down, more than likely due to chemistry issues in Boston. She will, without a doubt, be a key piece to Boston’s success next season. In the 2024 season, she played in 32 games and she recorded 7 goals and five assists, totaling 12 points.

Boston is off to a strong start this offseason, they are hungry for redemption at the Walter Cup and these 5 extensions will make a great impact on the new season.

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