BOSTON – Recent graduate of the Harvard women's hockey team, Lexie Laing, has inked a deal with the Boston Pride of the NWHL for the 2019-20 season. Laing was drafted by the Pride in the third round, the 12th pick overall, in the 2017 NWHL entry draft.
"It means the world to me to be able to sign with the Boston Pride," said Laing. "Ever since the NWHL started, I wanted to play professional hockey with the Pride. It will also be great to serve as a role model for the players that are the future of women's professional hockey... Boston is my home and where all my important life events occurred. I grew up here, went to school here and now get to extend my hockey career here."
During the 2018-19 season, Laing was the team's leading scorer with 26 points in 31 games on eight goals and 18 assists. Voted captain by her teammates, the Marblehead, Mass. native finished her career with 91 points, which ranks 29th in program history.
Laing recently earned her degree at Harvard in integrative biology, intending to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and set to become a four-time ECAC All-Academic Team selection.
The NWHL is set to begin its fifth season this fall.