It has been an excellent month for Hilary Knight. First, she gained Olympic gold with the U.S. Ladies’s Nationwide Group in February, and now she is signing with the defending champions of the Canadian Ladies’s Hockey League.
The Montreal Canadiennes introduced Thursday Knight signed as a free agent.
“Hilary Knight is one of probably the most gifted gamers in the world, and a champion for feminine athletes all over the place,” Les Canadiennes’ basic supervisor Meg Hewings stated in a press launch. “We’re thrilled to welcome Hilary to Montreal, to have her be a part of our all-star roster and play in hockey’s most passionate market. She’s an impression participant who will assist our group proceed to be a number one, world-class membership.”
Knight, 28, was the No. four general decide by the Boston Blades of the CWHL in 2012.
She has made three appearances with the USWNT profitable silver medals in 2010 and 2014 alongside with a gold in 2018. When she made her first begin with the group, she was solely 20 years previous. In 4 Olympic video games this yr, she had a aim and an help.
In her 12-yr profession with U.S. groups extending again to her junior days, she has tallied 102 objectives and seventy nine assists.
“I’m very excited for this chance to get again on the ice and to play in Montreal in entrance of Fabs followers,” Knight stated. “It’s all the time an honor to have the ability to promote ladies’s hockey, and my objective is to assist Montreal defend their title as Clarkson Cup Champions.”
Knight is the third American to signal with the CWHL this season.