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Connecticut Whale Resign Sam Faber

Sam Faber (NWHL)

Sam Faber (NWHL)


The Connecticut Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League, announced on Saturday that they have resigned Sam Faber.

Lisa Giovanelli, general manager of the Whale said that the team and Faber reached an agreement on the terms of a one-year, 13,000-dollar contract for the 2016-2017 NWHL season.

During the inaugural season, Faber played in six games for the Whale while scoring three goals and three assists. In the postseason, she added two goals and an assist during the team’s three playoff games.

Faber said, “I am extremely honored and humbled to be signing with the Whale again, I hope to bring leadership and offensive production to help the Whale take the next step this season.”

In 2015-2016, the Whale finished the regular season with a 13-5-0 record for second place overall in the league. During the opening round of the Isobel Cup Playoffs they fell to the Buffalo Beauts in three games.

The Mount Sinai, New York native enjoyed a prolific collegiate career with the University of New Hampshire, putting up 77 goals and 112 assists in 143 games.

Her collegiate career was highlighted by a top ten finish in the 2007-2008, voting for the Patty Kazmaier Award, presented to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association’s top division one women’s ice hockey player. She also won gold for Team USA, at the 2008 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s Championships.

The restricted free agency period in the NWHL, ends on Saturday, as unrestricted begins May 1, running through July 31. The 2016 Junior Draft takes place on June 18.

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