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Shannon Doyle Signs On For Another Year With Connecticut Whale

Shannon Doyle #6 of the Connecticut Whale (Photo by Bruce Bennet/Getty Images)

Shannon Doyle #6 of the Connecticut Whale (Photo by Bruce Bennet/Getty Images)

The Connecticut Whale announced on Thursday that they have resigned Shannon Doyle to a one-year contract worth 14,000 dollars for the 2016-2017 National Women’s Hockey League season.

General manager, Lisa Giovanelli said, “The Whale is happy to have Shannon return for another season. Her shot blocking ability is a huge asset in our defensive zone, and we will look for her to build on her experiences from last season and continue to be a steady presence on our blue line.”

This past season, the defenseman put up two goals and three assists, while adding an assist during the Isobel Cup Playoffs. At Boston University she was known for blocking shots, while becoming the third ranked shot blocker in the nation during her senior season.

Doyle said, “I am excited to be back with the Whale for this upcoming season because, although the first season was extremely historic and exhilarating, I am looking forward to seeing how much the league will grow in this second season. The Connecticut area was incredibly supportive in year one and being able to return to such an amazing community of both players and fans is thrilling.”

Prior to her collegiate career with the Boston University Terriers, the Markham, Ontario native represented Team Canada at the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship, helping them capture the gold.

Doyle began her National Collegiate Athletic Association ice hockey career at Colgate University.

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