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Boston loses Hilary Knight to...Montreal?!?!?!

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A loss for Boston hockey ends up being Montreal’s gain.

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One of the best women’s hockey players of her generation is leaving Boston. To make matters worse, she’s heading to...Montreal.


The Bruins may have owned the Canadiens this season, but Montreal got a big one back on Boston yesterday when Les Canadiennes of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League announced that U.S. Olympic hero Hilary Knight was joining their team.


It’s great for Knight to go to a hockey-mad market like Montreal, and is huge for the CWHL to get a player of Knight’s caliber back in the fold.

It’s certainly a huge loss for the Boston women’s hockey scene, as Knight had spent her entire professional career in Boston prior to making this move.

Knight played for the Boston Blades in the CWHL from 2012-2015, before jumping ship to the National Women’s Hockey League in 2015. There, she was a member of the Boston Pride until the end of the 2016-2017 season.

Per Les Canadiennes’ website, Knight is expected to play on Sunday.