The New York Riveters have signed Miye D’Oench to a one-year contract worth $10,000, the team announced Thursday.
D’Enoch, a New York native, was a 2015 draft pick of the Boston Pride. The Riveters acquired the rights to sign her from the Pride earlier in the day, sending back the rights to the number one overall pick in the 2015 draft, Alex Carpenter. The Riveters also received $2,000 toward their salary cap as a part of the deal.
D’Oench was drafted 15th overall.
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She played at Harvard last year, where she scored 14 goals and 37 points in 32 games. Over her four-year career at Harvard she put up a total of 122 points in 135 games, scoring at better than a point per game pace in two of those seasons.
“I grew up in New York, and all my life I’ve been a huge Rangers fan,” said D’Oench. “Next year I get to represent New York and become a part of the history of women’s sports. That’s what I’m most excited about. On top of that, I get to play the game I love for at least another year.”
D’Oench is the second draft pick to sign a NWHL contract during the restricted free agency period that began on April 1 and lasts until April 30. Free agency will open on May 1.
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