BROOKLYN, NY – After a draft conducted this afternoon by captains Amanda Kessel and Kelley Steadman, the complete rosters for the NWHL’s 2017 All-Star Weekend in Pittsburgh on Feb. 11-12 were announced. Team Kessel will be coached by Riveters head coach Chad Wiseman, while Team Steadman will be led by Riveters assistant coach Sis Paulsen.
Goaltenders (2): Brittany Ott, Nicole Stock
Defenders (4): Kacey Bellamy, Megan Bozek, Courtney Burke, Gigi Marvin
Forwards (8): Harrison Browne, Meghan Duggan, Zoe Hickel, Amanda Kessel, Hilary Knight, Rebecca Russo, Kelli Stack, Dana Trivigno
Goaltenders (2): Katie Fitzgerald, Brianne McLaughlin
Defenders (4): Blake Bolden, Kaleigh Fratkin, Emily Pfalzer, Ashley Johnston
Forwards (8): Kelly Babstock, Corinne Buie, Alex Carpenter, Shiann Darkangelo, Brianna Decker, Madison Packer, Haley Skarupa, Kelley Steadman
Kelli Stack of the Connecticut Whale was picked first overall by Amanda Kessel. Brianna Decker went second to Kelley Steadman.
Babstock and Johnston were selected by a panel of NWHL reporters. Marvin, Browne, Packer and Russo were the Fans’ Four picks.
The 2017 NWHL Skills Showdown will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 4:00 pm, and the NWHL All-Star Game will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Feb. 12. Both events will be at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the state-of-the-art practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Tickets for the 2017 NWHL All-Star Game and the NWHL All-Star Skills Showdown are on sale now at nwhl.zone/tickets.