FeatureConnecticut Whale Acquire Zoe Hickel from Boston Pride by Chip Gianni February 7, 2017 Zoe Hickel (Photo by Michelle Jay)With the National Women’s Hockey League, trade deadline set for Wednesday February 8, the Connecticut Whale announced on Tuesday that they have acquired forward, Zoe Hickel, from the Boston Pride.The Whale dealt their 2017 first round draft pick, along with future considerations to Boston for the rights to Hickel. In 12 games with the this season, the 24-year-old has a goal and five assists.Hickel informed her Pride teammates this morning after agreeing to the deal. She will represent the Pride one final time this weekend at the NWHL All Star Festivities, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as she skates with Team Kessel.Whale general manager, Lisa Giovanelli said, “The Whale are very excited to add Zoe Hickel to our organization. We feel Zoe will be a great addition to our lineup and will add excellent depth to our forwards. We are happy to be able to afford her this opportunity jump into a bigger role in Connecticut. Acquiring Zoe is a huge step for the Whale in our quest for the Isobel Cup and we look forward to the sprint to the playoffs.”Pride general manager, Hayley Moore added, “We want to thank Zoe for her commitment and contributions to the Pride over the past two seasons. As an organization, we pride ourselves into putting the players first, supporting their development and preparing them for the national team stage. We made this move so that Zoe will have the opportunity to play a new role for the Whale. We wish her the best in Connecticut and beyond.”Moore continued, “Our staff is excited to allow more of our players to step into a bigger role down the final stretch. We know they are ready to embrace them, and are looking full speed ahead to our quest for the Isobel Cup. As we look to the draft and next season, the college product is getting better and better. It is an exciting time for women’s hockey. To receive the Whale’s first round pick, we are thrilled to continue building our team with the top-notch talent out there.”During the inaugural season of the NWHL, Hickel put up three goals and four assists in 15 games, while adding a goal and three assists in four playoff games and helping the Pride to capturing the first ever Isobel Cup. Post Views: 1,409The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsChip GianniChip is a Staff Writer at DoubleGSports.comLatest posts by Chip Gianni (see all) NWHL Picks up Fourth NHL Partnership Agreement with Boston Pride and Boston Bruins - January 10, 2019 Metropolitan Riveters Acquire Goaltender Maria Sorokina from Connecticut Whale - January 3, 2019 Former New Jersey Devils Defenseman Named Head Coach of Metropolitan Riveters - September 21, 2018 Metropolitan Riveters Re-Sign MVP Alexa Gruschow - September 12, 2018 Related TopicsBoston PrideConnecticut WhaleHayley MooreNWHLsliderZoe Hickel Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! Fighting Words: Bellator is Giving Hardy the Credit She Deserves by Kristine Haugsjaa | posted on October 20, 2017 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 MetLife Stadium to host Army-Navy Game in 2021 by Kelly Lynn | posted on August 23, 2017 The Story of the NHL’s First Armenian, Zach Bogosian and His Biggest Fan by Anthony Paradiso | posted on September 12, 2020 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020More in Feature You Know I’m Right, Episode 113: New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick (Audio/Video)On the 113th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video)On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video)On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... 2017 NWHL All Star Schedule Announced Yankees sign Chris Carter. Where does he fit on roster?