BROOKLYN, N.Y. – With a look toward the future, the four teams of the National Women’s Hockey League held their 2017 draft Thursday night. The Boston Pride selected Boston College goalie Katie Burt with the No. 1 pick in the draft while the Connecticut Whale selected four forwards.
None of the 20 players selected in the five round draft should have a significant impact upon the upcoming season since they are all entering their senior season in college. The 2017-18 NWHL campaign begins on October 28.
Boston selected Burt with the No. 1 pick in the draft that they acquired in a trade from Connecticut when the Pride sent forward Zoe Hickel to the Whale last February. Burt has posted a record of 61-7-5 in her first three seasons with the Eagles.Continue Reading