A nugget of NWHL news today, as veteran forward Cailey Hutchison has joined the Connecticut Whale for Season 7.
This will be Hutchison’s second team, and her third year in the league. During her rookie campaign with the Metropolitan Riveters, she played 24 games, scoring 3 goals and adding 8 assists for 11 points on the year. During her sophomore season, she played 3 games, tallying 1 goal before the Riveters season was cut short.
You can check out the full press release here:
CONNECTICUT SNAGS VETERAN CAILEY HUTCHISON IN FREE AGENCY
Danbury, CT- The Connecticut Whale have added an NWHL veteran to the roster for the upcoming 2021-22 season. The Whale announced on Monday the signing of forward Cailey Hutchison, who spent her last two seasons wearing an ‘A’ with the Metropolitan Riveters.
“Cailey brings league experience to her first season with the Whale. She is a hard-working forward with speed and a tremendous work ethic. As a fellow Long Islander, I have watched Cailey develop her career over the years with tenacity, commitment, and a positive attitude,” said Connecticut general manager Alexis Moed. “She will contribute great support to the club both on and off the ice. We are all very excited to have her at the Whale.”
Hutchison played a total of 28 games in her two seasons with the Riveters, amassing 12 points (4G, 8A) during that time. The 5’4” forward can do just about everything on the ice – kill penalties, jump in on the power play, cause traffic in front of the net, and win face-offs. During the 2019-20 season, Hutchison won 249 face-offs, the fifth-best in the NWHL, and had a face-off winning percentage of 51.35 percent.
“I’m beyond excited to start the next chapter of my career with this great organization,” said Hutchison. “I really believe in the culture and direction that the ownership, management, and coaching staff have set forth. I’m looking forward to getting on the ice with our team and making something special happen this year!”
Before she joined the NWHL, the Hicksville, New York native played four seasons with the University of Maine. She finished her NCAA career with 20 points in 127 games played, recording a career-high 10 points (5G, 5A) in her senior season when she also served as an assistant captain.
At just 24-years-old, Hutchison provides experience and depth to a Connecticut team that has now signed 11 players. Hutchison joins a forward group that includes recent draft picks Emma Polaski and Taylor Girard, returners Emma Vlasic and Alyssa Wohlfeiler, and free-agent signee Kennedy Marchment.
Whale Signing Tracker:
Alyssa Wohlfeiler (F)
Abbie Ives (G)
Kennedy Marchment (F)
Allie Munroe (D)
Emma Vlasic (F)
Hanna Beattie (D)
Tori Howran (D)
Mariah Fujimagari (G)
Taylor Girard (F)
Emma Polaski (F)
Cailey Hutchison (F)
TXHT will continue to provide NWHL coverage as more signings and news are announced.