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.
May 12, 1991|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)|
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. She competed in all postseason games and helped the Blades capture the 2015 Clarkson Cup.
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. During the first period, Laing went into the boards head first. Removed from the ice on a stretcher, she was taken to the hospital. 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.
- All-Academic Team (2013)
- Second Team All-Ivy (2014)
- Princeton Team Awards
- Rookie of the Year (2011)
- NWHL Foundation Award (2016)
- NWHL Perseverance Award (2016)
- "Denna Laing: Career Statistics". uscho.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "Denna Laing, Boston Blades". cwhl.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "Women's hockey happy for Winter Classic showcase". nhl.com. January 1, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016.
- "Hockey player Denna Laing remains hospitalized". bostonglobe.com. January 6, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "NWHL's Denna Laing suffered spinal cord injury at Women's Winter Classic". cbssports.com. January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- "Denna Laing finishes Boston Marathon, with a Bobby Carpenter assist". April 17, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
- "Bobby Carpenter Helps Denna Laing Cross Boston Marathon Finish-Line". Retrieved December 21, 2017 – via YouTube.
- "Denna Laing wins two awards at NWHL Awards". boston.com. March 22, 2016. Retrieved May 12, 2016.
- "Denna Laing - 'Moving Forward' TSN Feature 2017 (HD)". June 2017 – via YouTube.
- "Denna Laing presents at 2017 NHL Awards". June 2017 – via NBC Sports.
- "The Inspirational Story of Denna Laing". January 3, 2017 – via MSG Networks.
- "Laing returns to ice for first time since spinal injury". 2016 – via NBC Sports.