Confirmed via a source https://t.co/My3jsZbv7L— Mike Burse (@MikeBursePDL) August 20, 2015
It appears the Boston Pride has won the race to sign Hilary Knight for the 2015-2016 season, along with three other USA National Team members: Brianna Decker, Kacey Bellamy, and Gigi Marvin.
Knight played for the Boston Blades last season and - well, you should absolutely know who Hilary Knight is right now. The 26-year-old forward and two-time Olympian has been the most sought-after free agent this summer. 24-year-old Decker is a one-time Olympian and a member of the Clarkson Cup winning Boston Blades last season. In addition, she amassed Rookie of the Year honors in the CWHL last season. She had a natural hat trick in game 1 of the Clarkson Cup, as well as the first goal for Boston in the Clarkson Cup final. Bellamy, a 28-year-old Massachusetts native and former standout at the University of New Hampshire, was also a part of the Blades' two Clarkson Cup runs in 2013 and 2015. She is a two-time Olympian, as is 28-year-old forward Marvin, who was also a part of the Blades' 2013 Clarkson Cup run.
After watching the Whale, Beauts and Riveters stock up on talent, this last move by the Pride proves they're locked and loaded for the 2015-2016 season. Make sure to get yourself over to Harvard to see them play this winter.