FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 11, 2020
DANBURY, CT – Jordan Brickner, the stellar defender who has been a popular member of the Connecticut Whale since the NWHL’s first season, has become the 100th player to sign a contract to play in the league’s sixth season.
“The Whale roster is full of amazing new skill and talent, so I’m really looking forward to being back on the ice with my team and to the competitive season ahead,” said Brickner. “Last season, we made a lot of progress right until the end. The Whale will continue to grow as a team and work towards our first Isobel Cup.”
In the 2019-20 season, Brickner had a goal and six assists for seven points in 10 games, and she was honored with a selection to the NWHL All-Star Game in Boston. However, an injury cut her season short.
Brickner, who also earned selection to the 2017 NWHL All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, is 3-23-26 in her NWHL career with the Whale.
A native of Lake Forest, Illinois, Brickner began her 140-game collegiate career at Colgate before transferring to Wisconsin. In her two seasons with the Badgers, she was plus-47 and was never called for a penalty.
On the Whale roster for the upcoming season, which starts in October with official practices before the game schedule begins in January, Brickner joins original NWHLers Shannon Doyle and Elena Orlando and several outstanding newcomers led by U.S. National Team forward Melissa Samoskevich.
“Jordan is an excellent two-way defender who brings skill, leadership, consistency and poise to our back end,” said Connecticut GM Bray Ketchum. “We can count on her in all situations. After missing her for the second half of last season, the Whale are very excited to have Jordan back in Season 6.”
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