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July 26, 2018– Kendall Coyne Schofield, the superstar forward from the gold medal-winning 2018 U.S. Olympic Team, has signed with the Minnesota Whitecaps of the NWHL for the 2018-19 season.
With the U.S. National Team program, Coyne Schofield has played in two Olympics, six IIHF World Championships and eight Four Nations Cups. Over a combined 30 games at the World Championships, she has 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points.
As a senior at Northeastern in 2015-16, she scored 50 goals in 36 games and was the recipient of the game’s highest honor – the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. Over her remarkable 131-game collegiate career, Coyne Schofield scored 141 goals and added 108 assists for 249 points. She was previously a member of the Whitecaps in the 2016-17 season.
“I am excited to return to the Minnesota Whitecaps,” said Coyne Schofield, 26. “For over 12 years, the Whitecaps have laid the foundation, giving women a place to play hockey after college. Everyone that makes up the Whitecaps organization is first-class and I am excited to be a part of it again.”
The Chicago native joins her Olympic teammates, Hannah Brandt and Lee Stecklein, on the Whitecaps, who will play their first season in the NWHL at TRIA Rink – the satellite arena of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.
Asked what her message to fans would be, Coyne Schofield said, “Come watch us play – you won't regret it. In fact, you'll probably come back”!
For more information of Coyne Schofield, see her official website at kendallcoyne.com.