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NWHL Awards

NWHL Awards

Since the NWHL's founding, the league has presented awards to its teams and players to honor excellence. These awards are not just for elite play, but also for contributions off the ice — in the form of the Denna Laing Award and the NWHL Foundation Awards.

These honors are voted on by the players (MVP and Laing Awards), a select panel of media (Defender of the Year, Goaltender of the Year, and starting in 2018, Rookie of the Year), league office (Foundation Awards) and the fans (the 3 Stars of the Season).

Awards are announced via social media on the NWHL’s platforms on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

 

Most Valuable Player

2017-18: Alexa Gruschow, Metropolitan Riveters

2016-17: Brianna Decker, Boston Pride

2015-16: Brianna Decker, Boston Pride 

   

   

Goaltender of the Year

2017-18: Amanda Leveille, Buffalo Beauts

2016-17: Katie Fitzgerald, New York Riveters

2016-17: Brittany Ott, Boston Pride 

   

   

Best Defender 

2017-18: Courtney Burke, Metropolitan Riveters

2016-17: Megan Bozek, Buffalo Beauts

2015-16: Gigi Marvin, Boston Pride

   

Rookie of the Year 

2017-18: Hayley Scamurra 

   

   

Denna Laing Award (Formerly: Perseverance Award): Awarded to the player who most exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to her sport.

2017-18: Jillian Dempsey, Boston Pride 

2016-17: Ashley Johnston, New York Riveters 

2015-16: Denna Laing, Boston Pride

  

   

NWHL Foundation Award: Awarded to the player most actively applying the core values of hockey to her community as well as growing and improving hockey culture.

2017-18: Rachael Ade, Connecticut Whale; Lexi Bender, Boston Pride; Jacquie Greco, Buffalo Beauts; Michelle Picard, Metropolitan Riveters 

2016-17: Alyssa Gagliardi, Boston Pride; Kelsey Neumann, Buffalo Beauts; Elena Orlando, Connecticut Whale; Michelle Picard, New York Riveters

2015-16: Denna Laing, Boston Pride 

   

NWHL Fans’ Three Stars of the Season

2017-18: Sophia Agostinelli, Connecticut Whale; Harrison Browne, Metropolitan Riveters; Hayley Scamurra, Buffalo Beauts

2016-17: Anya Battaglino, Connecticut Whale; Harrison Browne, Buffalo Beauts; Rebecca Russo, New York Riveters

    

  

Leading Scorer Award

2017-18: Alexa Gruschow, Metropolitan Riveters

2016-17: Brianna Decker, Boston Pride

2015-16: Hilary Knight, Boston Pride

    

   

Regular Season Champions

2017-18: Metropolitan Riveters

2016-17: Boston Pride 

2015-16: Boston Pride

     

  

Isobel Cup Champions

2017-18: Metropolitan Riveters

2016-17: Buffalo Beauts

2015-16: Boston Pride