The Connecticut Whale have brought in three players from Quinnipiac, the team announced Tuesday. Cydney Roesler, Nicole Connery and Nicole Kosta have all signed one-year deals with the team. Roesler’s deal is worth $15,500, while Kosta and Connery have been inked to deals worth $15,000.
“You’ve got some of the best players in the world playing in this league and I think it’ll be really fun,” said Roesler. “I’m excited, but I know it’s going to be a challenge and this is going to push me to work harder, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Roesler put up 14 goals and 38 assists through 141 games from the blue line for the Bobcats, captaining the growing program in her senior season.
Connery, a Canadian forward, scored 42 goals and 60 assists through 145 games in her career. While Kosta put up 39 goals and 84 assists through 137 games.
“Two years ago, this wasn’t even an option or a thought in my mind,” said Kosta. “To be able to play professional hockey is a great achievement and I’m really humbled to have signed a contract.”
NWHL free agency lasts from May 1 to July 31.
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