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Denna Christine Laing (born May 12, 1991) is an American former professional ice hockey player. She last played for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) until a career-ending injury. At the collegiate level, she accumulated 77 points while competing for the Princeton Tigers women's ice hockey program from 2010 to 2014. She was also the captain her junior and senior year.[1]

Denna Laing
Born (1991-05-12) May 12, 1991 (age 28)
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
Played for
Playing career 2010–2016
Website www.dennalaing.org

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Playing careerEdit

CWHLEdit

Selected in the 8th round of the 2014 CWHL Draft, Laing played for the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) during the 2014-15 season, accumulating two points in 18 games played.[2] She competed in all postseason games and helped the Blades capture the 2015 Clarkson Cup.

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In 2015, Laing signed with the Boston Pride of the new NWHL professional league. On December 31, 2015, Laing participated in the 2016 Outdoor Women's Classic, the first outdoor professional women’s hockey game.[3] During the first period, Laing went into the boards head first. Removed from the ice on a stretcher, she was taken to the hospital.[4] On January 8, 2016, Laing's family announced that she had suffered a severe spinal cord injury and that she had limited movement of her arms and no feeling in her legs.[5]

Post-playing careerEdit

Laing competed in the 2017 Boston Marathon, being pushed in a special racing wheelchair by former NHL star Bobby Carpenter. The pair finished the race with a time of 4:32:30.[6][7]

AwardsEdit

ECAC
  • All-Academic Team (2013)
  • Second Team All-Ivy (2014)
Princeton Team Awards
  • Rookie of the Year (2011)
NWHL
  • NWHL Foundation Award (2016)[8]
  • NWHL Perseverance Award (2016)

StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Princeton University NCAA 31 8 10 18 30
2011–12 Princeton University NCAA 31 11 11 22 40
2012–13 Princeton University NCAA 27 3 7 10 12
2013–14 Princeton University NCAA 31 13 14 27 12
2014–15 Boston Blades CWHL 18 1 1 2 0 7 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Boston Pride NWHL 2 0 0 0 0
NCAA Totals 120 35 42 77 94

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denna Laing: Career Statistics". uscho.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "Denna Laing, Boston Blades". cwhl.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "Women's hockey happy for Winter Classic showcase". nhl.com. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Hockey player Denna Laing remains hospitalized". bostonglobe.com. January 6, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "NWHL's Denna Laing suffered spinal cord injury at Women's Winter Classic". cbssports.com. January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Denna Laing finishes Boston Marathon, with a Bobby Carpenter assist". April 17, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Bobby Carpenter Helps Denna Laing Cross Boston Marathon Finish-Line". Retrieved December 21, 2017 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "Denna Laing wins two awards at NWHL Awards". boston.com. March 22, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.

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