Jonna Curtis, who was a breakout sensation and the 2018-19 NWHL Newcomer of the Year, has re-signed with the defending Isobel Cup champion Minnesota Whitecaps.
“Last year was my first year with the NWHL and within that year, I felt the momentum for women’s hockey had grown so much,” said Curtis. “I just recently took the Isobel Cup back to my hometown and the amount of support and excitement around the NWHL and Minnesota Whitecaps was so thrilling to see. I want to continue to shine a light on our game for as long as I can. It’s such a great experience and I couldn’t be more excited to play for the Whitecaps again.”
Curtis was an instant star in her first NWHL season, beginning her career with nine points in her first five professional games and earning VEDA NWHL Player of the Week honors in the second week of the season. She led the Whitecaps and all NWHL rookies with 20 points (8-12-20) on the season, a mark that was also tied for second overall. In the Whitecaps’ inaugural NWHL season, she scored three game-winning goals, including the goal that essentially earned Minnesota the regular season title in a 2-1 win over the Boston Pride in the final weekend of the campaign. She was also selected to participate in NWHL All-Star Weekend in Nashville.
“I see myself as a hardworking player,” said Curtis. “I’m not the most skilled or fastest player, but I love making plays and getting to the net.”