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Micaela Long Signs With Connecticut Whale

The Connecticut Whale announced on Monday that they resigned Micaela Long to a one-year 13,500-dollar contract on Monday.

Whale head coach, Heather Linstad said, “The coaching staff is very excited to have Micaela returning to the Whale. Micael has a very good hockey IQ and plays well at both ends of the ice. She is a strong penalty killer with good speed and willingness to block a shot. In addition, she brings a great attitude to the rink and locker room.”

In 17 games with the Whale this past season, she put up three goals and seven assists. She added two assists during the Isobel Cup Playoffs to tie for second on the team. Long scored the first goal in the history of the franchise as well as being credited with last goal of the 2015-2016 season for the Whale.

Long said, “I am thrilled to be playing for the Whale again this season. Last year was a huge success, and I am excited to see what is in store for year two. I am so happy to continue playing the game I love and to do it in front of our incredible fans! I know we are all looking forward to October.”

The five foot two, 130-pound forward finished her senior season at the University of New Hampshire as the Hockey East scoring leader and a First Team All-Star in 2010. She played in four straight National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments and won three conference championships and two league titles for the UNH Wildcats.

The durable and reliable forward did not miss a game in high school or college. In four seasons with the Wildcats she put up 126 points and was nominated as a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, presented to the top NCAA Division I, women’s ice hockey player.

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