On Friday the Boston Pride finally added two forwards to the roster with only two days remaining in Free Agency. They came to terms with returning players Rachel Llanes and Emily Field.
Llanes will be receiving a $1,500 raise from last year, earning $12,000 this season. She tallied 3 goals and 4 assists in her 17 game championship campaign last season. Two of her goals proved to be game winners. Her primary strength was in the face off dot.
"Llanes is the epitome of competitor," said Pride GM Haley Moore. "She’s great at face-offs and adds versatility to our roster. Rachel’s speed, skill and grit make her incredibly hard to play against. We are happy to welcome her back."
Also returning is Littleton native Emily Field. Field also tallied 7 points on the season, with 4 goals and 3 assists. Fields agreed to a slight pay cut to $11,00 this season.
Going into the offseason both these players were on smart money to return to the Pride.
Also recently breaking was the shocking news of the Pride’s first ever draft pick Kendall Coyne deciding to not come to Boston and join her national team linemates but instead play for the independent Minnesota Whitecaps. That defection means neither of the Prides top two picks will be joining. Third round pick Lexi Bender has already signed. The Pride have traded the rights to their fourth round pick Miye D’Oench to New York for the rights to Alex Carpenter.
With only two days to go in free agency the Pride have filled less then half of their roster for skaters. As a result the next two days should be filled by a flurry of big name signings, all of which will be covered here.