Whale Re-sign Howran to Two-Year Deal

Whale Re-sign Howran to Two-Year Deal
Connecticut defender Tori Howran moves the puck from behind her net. (Photo Credit: Michelle Jay/Boston Pride)

The Connecticut Whale announced on Thursday that they’ve re-signed defender Tori Howran to a new, two-year contract, revising her previous two-year deal that would have expired after the upcoming season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Drafted seventh overall in the 2020 Draft, Howran has played in 47 games for the Whale over three seasons, recording 18 points (2g-16a) and was named to the All-Star Game during her second season. In six postseason games, she has one goal.

“Tori is an exceptional player whose commitment to the game, and leadership on and off the ice is second to none. Her ability to shut down opposing offenses and move the puck up the ice is invaluable to our team, and we are excited to have her continue to be a part of our organization. We are confident that her presence will help us achieve our goals, and bring success to the Whale in the upcoming season,” said Connecticut Head Coach Colton Orr.

Howran is the ninth player signed by Connecticut for the upcoming season, joining returners Kennedy Marchment, Taylor Girard, Allie Munroe, and Melissa Samoskevich, and newcomers Kendall Cornine, Emma Söderberg, Kacey Bellamy, and Maude Poulin-Labelle.