The Boston Pride have re-signed a key piece of the 2016 Isobel Cup Champion team: goaltender Brittany Ott. She has signed a one-year, $18,000 contract with the club, getting a $1,000 raise after being named the NWHL Goaltender of the Year.
“Brittany proved herself to be the league’s premier goaltender and showed some remarkable performances throughout the inaugural season,” said Pride general manager Hayley Moore. “She is an exceptional teammate, and has the drive to challenge herself and continue to improve her game. We are thrilled to have her back!”
Ott had a remarkable season, not only winning awards and standing tall in the postseason, she led the NWHL in goals against average with a 1.94 and bore the lion’s share of the workload for Boston, finishing with a league-leading 13 wins (six more than any other goaltender). She also recorded the league’s first and only regular season shutout. Her .925 save percentage was second only to Jamie Leonoff and a good step above Nana Fujimoto’s .911, which came in third.
“I am so excited to be a part of the Boston Pride for season two,” said Ott in a statement. “We had an amazing group of players, support staff, and fans last year, and I cannot wait to step back out on the ice in a Pride uniform to see what new challenges and opportunities are ahead of us for next season.”
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.