Leave it to Jillian Dempsey to ignore the controversy surrounding the NWHL and re-sign with the Pride this week.
Pride General Manager Hayley Moore announced the signing on Tuesday, Dempsey agreeing to a $13,000 contract, which is a nice raise from the $10,500 she made last season.
“Jill is the epitome of hard work and passion,” Moore said in a press release. “Her relentless and consistent play will make her a great contributor again next season.”
Dempsey played in all 18 regular season games, notching seven goals and seven assists, including three in goals during the Pride's back-to-back weekend in early December. She received Player of the Week honors for this achievement and was fifth on the team in points. She also added two goals and three assists in the Isobel Cup Playoffs.
Dempsey was a standout player for the Pride all season, both on and off the ice. As Moore said, her passion is impossible to ignore and her strength of character makes her a crucial part of the roster. Dempsey is something of a local legend, apparently giving the Bruins' mascot its name and playing her collegiate hockey at Harvard. We're thrilled to have her back.