PHOTO CRED: Michael Hertzel
Brittany Ott, the starting goaltender of the Boston Pride, has been named the NWHL Player of the Week after posting a 3-0 shutout victory against the Connecticut Whale this past Saturday. This served as the 26-year-old’s first shutout of the season, who currently leads all league goalies in wins (4-0-0) this season.
A graduate of the University of Maine, Ott holds the program record of 72 saves in one game, the highest save percentage (.919), and is second on the program’s all-time saves list with 2,122. Ott then proceeded to join the CWHL’s Boston Blades for two seasons, backstopping her team to win the Clarkson Cup in 2015.
In the inaugural NWHL season, Ott led the league in GAA (1.93) and wins (12), and was second overall in save percentage (.926). Ott went on to record the first shutout in League history and was also named the Goaltender of the Year at the 2016 NWHL Awards. Her performance was instrumental in leading her team to the Isobel Cup Playoffs. In four games, Ott posted a 1.85 GAA average as the Pride managed to sweep both the New York Riveters and Buffalo Beauts and ultimately capture the first-ever Isobel Cup Championship.
After becoming the first goaltender to win both the Clarkson and Isobel Cup, Ott looks to make a return to the Isobel Cup Playoffs this season. She is certainly well on her way to do so.