On Wednesday New York Riveters General Manager, Chad Wiseman, and Connecticut Whale General Manager, Lisa Giovanelli, announced a draft picks rights trade.
The Whale received rights to the Riveters’ fourth round 2015 draft pick, Dana Trivigno They also received a $2,000 draft tax towards their salary cap. This draft tax was negotiated by Wiseman and Giovanelli.
The Riveters received rights to the Whale’s first round 2015 draft pick, Hannah Brandt.
Brandt’s time at Minnesota spanned 158 games where she racked up 285 points (115 goals, 170 assists). Those 285 points secured her the spot of all-time points leader for the Gophers. For three seasons (freshman, sophomore, and junior) Brandt was 2nd in the nation in scoring as well as the Gophers scoring leader.
Brandt’s ability to put up big numbers led her to be the WCHA scoring champion as a sophomore and junior.
During Brandt’s freshman season she was named WCHA and USCHO.com Rookie of the year. She was the WCHA player of the year as a sophomore, junior, and senior.
After recording 3 points (1 goal,2 assists) in the Frozen Four Semi-Final and the Game Winner in the Championship, Brandt was named the 2015 NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player.
Brandt’s name was also in the race for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award all four years. She was a Top 10 Finalist her freshman and senior year. Brandy made the top three her sophomore and junior year.
During Trivigno’s time at Boston College she played in 148 games, scored 138 points, and captained the team alongside Alex Carpenter and Andie Anastos.
As a freshman she was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie team.
Trivigno also won a gold medal with USA at the 2015 IIHF Women’s World Championship.
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