A long, and storied career in the NWHL comes to a close today as Elena Orlando announced her retirement from professional hockey.
An original member of the NWHL, she played for the New York Riveters in the very first season in the league. She would spend years 2-6 with the Connecticut Whale, becoming one of the best and most reliable defenders on the blue line.
Her totals in her NWHL career: she played 88 games in the league, she has 8 assists, 33 blocked shots; and for being a defender, she boasts a .500 percentage on the faceoffs, having won 2 draws and lost 2 draws. Orlando has also received the NWHL Foundation Award in 2016-17.
We can’t thank her enough for everything that she has done for the league and wish her nothing but the best in retirement!
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