August 8, 2018– The Minnesota Whitecaps have signed their versatile veteran forward/defender and former St. Cloud State standout Meaghan Pezon to a contract for the club’s first season in the National Women’s Hockey League.
“I’m unbelievably honored and incredibly excited to be back playing for the Minnesota Whitecaps in their inaugural season in the NWHL,” said Pezon, a native of Eden Prairie, Minn. “Having been a part of the Whitecaps organization in the past and seeing all the organization has done to get to this point, the day the NWHL announcement was made was a special day. I want to thank everyone involved with the NWHL for this opportunity, as well as the countless people within the Whitecaps organization who have been there since day one to make this opportunity happen. These have been special times that I will cherish forever, and I am excited to share these moments with all the little girls that share this same dream!”
Pezon has been a member of the Whitecaps since finishing her collegiate career at St. Cloud State in 2010. In her senior season, she scored 12 goals and added 26 assists for 38 points in 37 games. Over 137 games over four years at St. Cloud, she was 41-54-95. At Eden Prairie High School as a senior in 2006, she helped lead the school to a 31-0 record and the Minnesota Class AA State Tournament championship.
More from Meaghan Pezon
On her style of play:“Throughout my career I have played both forward and defense. Although I have played defense for the Whitecaps in the past, I would consider myself an offensive forward. I love to shoot the puck and make plays with my linemates. I love the creativity of the game of hockey. I’m hoping to bring the fans of the Whitecaps creative and exciting plays, while continuing to take care of my defensive responsibilities.”
Goals for this season:“My goal for this season is to play whatever role is asked of me and do it to the best of my ability. We have a very talented group of players, and I’m hoping to support them in any way possible.”
Hopes for the Whitecaps in their first NWHL season:“I would like to see the Whitecaps come into the league and give all NWHL fans very exciting and competitive hockey games. My hope is the Whitecaps can have a successful season for the fans in Minnesota. I’d also like to see the Whitecaps be very positive role models in the community and continue the work of growing the game for all the young girls out there! I want to see the Whitecaps make the State of Hockey proud.”