August 24, 2018 –Soon after winning the Olympic gold medal with Team USA, Gigi Marvin did not take long to decide that she wanted to return to the Boston Pride. She knew right then in PyeongChang that she had so much more to give to the game.
“I had a blast playing in the Olympics and I realized right away that I was definitely going to keep playing,” said Marvin, who signed a contract for the 2018-19 NWHL season last night. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to continue playing the game I love, in Boston with a great team filled with players I love. I think of being back at Warrior Ice Arena, wearing the Pride uniform, and playing in front of so many of the great people I’ve met in Boston, and I just can’t wait to get going. The thing about my teammates with the Pride is, they have so much character.”
The native of Warroad, Minnesota is one of the most accomplished and respected players in the history of the game in the United States. Marvin has represented the U.S. at three Olympics, winning gold in 2018 and silver in 2010 and 2014. She scored a goal in the shootout against Canada in the gold medal game at this year’s Olympics, and added two goals and an assist in the tournament. She has also played for the U.S. National Team at seven IIHF World Championships (winning gold five times), and eight Four Nations Cups (winning four times).
“Gigi’s combination of great skill, deep passion for the game, and dedication to continuing to improve in all areas has made her a champion and someone that everyone looks up to,” said Pride head coach Paul Mara, who was a member of the Team USA coaching staff at this year’s Olympics. “I’m really happy to be able to work with her in the pros. With Gigi Marvin on board, the Boston Pride are ready to get this season started.”
This will be Marvin’s third season with the Pride. In 2015-16, she was a member of the first team to win the Isobel Cup. In her first two seasons in the NWHL, Marvin had 9 goals and 19 assists for 28 points in 36 games. She also won the Clarkson Cup with the CWHL’s Boston Blades in 2013. In 2010-11, she was a member of the Minnesota Whitecaps when they won the WWHL title.
In a storied career at the University of Minnesota, Marvin was a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award in 2008 and 2009. In 152 games at Minnesota, she was 87-108-195. Prior to college, Marvin played four years at Warroad High School and, in 2005, she was the recipient of the Let’s Play Hockey Ms. Hockey Award.