August 2, 2018– The Boston Pride today added an offensive star in Denisa Krizova, a member of the Czech Republic National Team who recently completed her collegiate career at Northeastern as the sixth-highest scorer in program history.
Krizova, originally taken 13th overall by Connecticut in the 2017 NWHL Draft, has signed with the Pride and will make her North American professional debut in the 2018-19 NWHL season.
“Personally, I want to help the Pride win the Isobel Cup, and I still want to continue to play for the Czech National Team and go to the Olympics in four years,” said Krizova. “I’m very excited for the upcoming season and I hope we will do great as a team.”
Last year, Krizova was ranked 25th on The Ice Garden’s list of the top players under 25.
During the 2015-16 season, Krizova played on a line at Northeastern with Kendall Coyne Schofield (Minnesota Whitecaps, U.S. Olympic Team) and Hayley Scamurra (Buffalo Beauts, 2017 Isobel Cup champion, 2018 NWHL Rookie of the Year). That season, she had 20 goals and 39 assists for 59 points in 37 games. For her career at Northeastern, the 5-6 forward was 62-107-169 in 143 games. Krizova becomes the third player from that juggernaut line to join the NWHL.
The 23-year-old Krizova has been a part of the Czech Republic National Team program for the better part of the last decade.
“I’m very proud and thankful to join the NWHL,” she said. “I have been watching the league since the beginning in 2015 and it was my goal to be part of it one day. I’m very thankful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to wear the Boston Pride jersey.”