After a strong rookie season, defender Taylor Marchin has signed a contract for 2019-20 with the Connecticut Whale.
“This is a great opportunity to continue playing the game I love, and it is important that female hockey players have as many opportunities as possible,” said Marchin. “I’m excited to be back for another season with the NWHL and the Whale.”
A steady stay-at-home defender, Marchin helped bolster the Whale’s blueline last season, appearing in 13 games. She joined Connecticut after a stellar career at Yale, earning Second-Team All-Ivy League honors and a share of the team MVP award as a senior. In 123 games with the Bulldogs, Marchin recorded 57 points (21-36-57).
“I would describe myself as a player as a reliable defenseman and teammate, who isn’t flashy but loves to rip a slapshot,” said Marchin. “I always look to bring a strong work ethic and a calming presence in the defensive zone to my team.”
A native of Algonac, Michigan, Marchin returned to her home state this past season with five other members of the NWHL to run a clinic for youth hockey players at Detroit’s historic Clark Park. She played youth hockey in the area in the Little Caesars program, serving as a captain in 2010 and helping her teams to silver medals at National Championships in 2010 and 2011.