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New York Riveters Resign Janine Weber

Janine Weber carries the puck past Hilary Knight. (Credit: Troy Parla)

Janine Weber carries the puck past Hilary Knight. (Credit: Troy Parla)


The New York Riveters announced on Wednesday, that they have resigned Janine Weber for the 2016-2017 National Women’s Hockey League season.

Riveters general manager, Chad Wiseman made the announcement saying that Weber has agreed to return to the club for another season, for 13,500 for the season.

Weber, the fourth leading scoring on the Riveters during the inaugural campaign, scored nine points in the team’s 18 games. Her six assists, was tied for third on the team.

Weber said, “I am excited to return to the Riveters this season because we had a great group of girls last year and have already signed some new exciting additions to the team. We had the best fans in the league, and I can’t wait for the season to start.”

The Innsbrouck, Austria native was the first player in history to sign a contract with the NWHL. Last spring, she had attended the Connecticut Whale’s training camp prior to signing a contract with the Riveters.

At the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Division I, Group A, World Championships, while representing the Austrian Women’s National Team, Weber finished the tournament as the scoring champion. She made her international debut, in 2008 as a member of the Austrian women’s under-18 club.

Prior to joining the NWHL, Weber played for the Vienna Sabres in the Elite Women’s Hockey League. In 81 games with the Sabres, she put up 182 points. While pursuing graduate studies in Education at Providence College, Weber was eligible to suit up for one season. In 35 games for the Friars, she scored six goals and five assists.

Weber’s professional debut was with the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. In 17 games she accumulated three goals and four assists. Weber helped lead the Blades to the Clarkson Cup Championship in 2015, scoring the game winning goal in the clinching game.

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