The New York Riveters have signed Austrian forward Janine Weber to a one-year deal, bringing her back to a team that has made significant improvements this offseason.
The deal is worth $13,500 according to the team’s announcement. That’s a significant step down from the $19,500 contract she played under in the league’s inaugural season.
Weber put up three goals and nine points through 18 games on the league’s lowest scoring team. She ranked fourth on the team in points and third in assists.
“I’m excited to return to the Riveters this season because we had a great group of girls last year and have already signed some new exciting additions to the team,” said Weber. “We had the best fans in the league, and I can’t wait for the season to start.”
He return is a good sign for a team that didn’t have the talent to compete regularly last season. She’s a strong, smart forward with the ability to augment an attack that is going to be headed by the biggest signing of the offseason so far, Amanda Kessel.
NWHL free agency opened May 1 and lasts until July 31.
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.