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The 2015-16 Connecticut Whale season will be the first in franchise history. The club is scheduled to participate in the [[National Women's Hockey League (2015)]] inaugural season.
 
The 2015-16 Connecticut Whale season will be the first in franchise history. The club is scheduled to participate in the [[National Women's Hockey League (2015)]] inaugural season.
 
==Offseason==
 
==Offseason==
* On July 1, the Whale signed former BU Terriers blueliner and [[2015 Clarkson Cup]] champion Kaleigh Fratkin to a contract, making her the first Canadian to sign an NWHL contract.
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* On July 1, the Whale signed former BU Terriers blueliner and [[2015 Clarkson Cup]] champion Kaleigh Fratkin to a contract, making her the first Canadian to sign an NWHL contract.
 
===NWHL Draft===
 
===NWHL Draft===
 
{{main|2015 NWHL Draft}}
 
{{main|2015 NWHL Draft}}
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| '''Round''' || '''#''' || '''Player''' || '''Nationality''' || '''College'''
 
| '''Round''' || '''#''' || '''Player''' || '''Nationality''' || '''College'''
 
|- bgcolor="#CCFFCC"
 
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|1 || 2|| [[Hannah Brandt]] || {{USA}} || [[Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey|Univ. of Minnesota]]
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|1 || 2|| [[Hannah Brandt]] || {{USA}} || [[Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey|Univ. of Minnesota]]
 
|- bgcolor="#FFCC00"
 
|- bgcolor="#FFCC00"
 
|2 || 6|| [[Michelle Picard]] || {{USA}} || [[Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey|Harvard Univ.]]
 
|2 || 6|| [[Michelle Picard]] || {{USA}} || [[Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey|Harvard Univ.]]
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|- bgcolor="pink"
 
|- bgcolor="pink"
 
|5 || 18|| Cassandra Poudrier || {{CAN}} || [[Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey|Cornell]]
 
|5 || 18|| Cassandra Poudrier || {{CAN}} || [[Cornell Big Red women's ice hockey|Cornell]]
|}|}<ref>http://nwhl.co/draft-live/</ref>
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|}<ref>http://nwhl.co/draft-live/</ref>
 
==Transactions==
 
==Transactions==
 
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{|class="wikitable" width=98%
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="#dddddd"
 
|- align="center" bgcolor="#dddddd"
| '''Date''' ||'''Player''' || '''Former team'''
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| '''Date''' ||'''Player''' || '''Former team'''
 
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| June 25, 2015|| Shiann Darkangelo || Quinnipiac Bobcats
 
| June 25, 2015|| Shiann Darkangelo || Quinnipiac Bobcats
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| July 1, 2015|| [[Kaleigh Fratkin]] || [[Boston Blades]] <ref>http://nwhl.co/whale-signs-fratkin-first-canadian-in-the-nwhl/</ref>
 
| July 1, 2015|| [[Kaleigh Fratkin]] || [[Boston Blades]] <ref>http://nwhl.co/whale-signs-fratkin-first-canadian-in-the-nwhl/</ref>
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{{DEFAULTSORT:2015-16 Connecticut Whale season}}
 
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[[Category:2016 in hockey]]
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[[Category:National Women's Hockey League (2015)]]

Latest revision as of 23:17, November 9, 2015

The 2015-16 Connecticut Whale season will be the first in franchise history. The club is scheduled to participate in the National Women's Hockey League (2015) inaugural season.

OffseasonEdit

  • On July 1, the Whale signed former BU Terriers blueliner and 2015 Clarkson Cup champion Kaleigh Fratkin to a contract, making her the first Canadian to sign an NWHL contract.

NWHL DraftEdit

Main article: 2015 NWHL Draft

The following were the Whale’s selections in the 2015 NWHL Draft on June 20, 2015.

Round # Player Nationality College
1 2 Hannah Brandt Flag of the United States United States Univ. of Minnesota
2 6 Michelle Picard Flag of the United States United States Harvard Univ.
3 10 Milica McMillen Flag of the United States United States Univ. of Minnesota
4 14 Maryanne Menefee Flag of the United States United States Univ. of Minnesota
5 18 Cassandra Poudrier Flag of Canada.svg Canada Cornell

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TransactionsEdit

Date Player Former team
June 25, 2015 Shiann Darkangelo Quinnipiac Bobcats
June 25, 2015 Sam Faber Boston Blades
June 25, 2015 Chelsea Laden Quinnipiac Bobcats[2]
July 1, 2015 Kaleigh Fratkin Boston Blades [3]

Regular seasonEdit

Schedule not yet released

Awards and honorsEdit

To be determined

ReferencesEdit

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