Women’s Hockey’s Donovan Signs With NWHL’s Connecticut Whale

Women’s Hockey’s Donovan Signs With NWHL’s Connecticut Whale

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Brown women's hockey senior forward Sam Donovan, the fifth overall selection in the 2017 NWHL Draft by the Connecticut Whale, has signed with the organization for the remainder of the season. The leading goal scorer for the Bears for the last four seasons, Donovan will practice with the Whale this week and is eligible to make her NWHL debut in the team's next game, on Saturday night in Boston.

"I love that the NWHL is a highly-competitive league and aims to expand women's hockey, and it's an honor and a privilege to be a part of something so special," said Donovan. "About a week ago I played in my last game as a collegiate athlete at Brown and I already miss playing, so it will be so exciting to get back on the ice again as a professional athlete. It truly is a privilege to have the opportunity to skate with extremely talented hockey players. The Whale coaches and staff have already been so welcoming, and I look forward to meeting the rest of the team."

Donovan, who was named Honorable Mention All-Ivy, finished the season as the Brown's leader in points (16) and was tied for the team lead in goals (8) while adding eight assists and playing in all 29 games as an assistant captain. For her career, Donovan played in every contest (116) and led Brown in goal scoring all four seasons.

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