Photo by: Troy Parla
“It's a privilege to be a part of this league and I am ready to bring the Isobel Cup to New Jersey,” said Ketchum. “Our team proved a lot last season and I know we can do more this year.
“I hope for all our young fans out there that this league will continue to be successful. We have a strong following and I think the product is unmatched. There is a lot of passion in this league. It has been wonderful to be a part of it from the beginning, and I can only hope that the future is even brighter.”
In 35 games with the Riveters over the first two seasons of the NWHL, the 5-8 forward had 12 goals and 8 assists for 20 points. Prior to the start of the NWHL in 2015-16, Ketchum played three seasons with the Boston Blades of the CWHL – winning the Clarkson Cup in her final season.
Ketchum, a native of Greenwich, Conn., played 117 games at Yale from 2007-2011 while majoring in American Studies. She had 41 goals and 43 assists for 84 points.
“Yale was a great experience both academically and athletically,” said Ketchum. She remains involved with the university as a board member of the Yale Hockey Association as well as the Mandi Schwartz Foundation – in honor of her teammate.
Previously, she played youth hockey for the Greenwich Skating Club, the Connecticut Stars and her high school team.
In addition to playing in the NWHL, Ketchum is working with her brother, who founded a plant-based sports nutrition brand called Upwild. The company's first product is a plant-based protein shake.
“Hopefully, one day we will be fueling all of the NWHL teams,” said Ketchum.