Boston acquires Lexie Adzija, rights to Caitrin Lonergan, from Ottawa for Shiann Darkangelo

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TORONTO, ON (March 18, 2024) – The Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) today announced details of a trade that has been made between PWHL Boston and PWHL Ottawa. The trade sees Boston acquire forward Lexie Adzija, and the rights to forward Caitrin Lonergan, from Ottawa in exchange for forward Shiann Darkangelo. The deal was approved ahead of the league’s 4:00 p.m. ET trade deadline.


Adzija, a 23-year-old from St. Thomas, ON, was selected by Ottawa in the eleventh round of the PWHL Draft and signed a one-year contract with the team. She began her first professional season with a five-game point streak and has totalled eight points, including five goals and three assists in 17 games. Adzija graduated from Quinnipiac University where she spent five seasons as a member of the Bobcats, serving as co-captain during the 2022-23 campaign.


Lonergan, a 26-year-old from Roslindale, MA, was selected by Ottawa in the fourteenth round of the PWHL Draft but did not sign with the team. She is a two-time Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award finalist, recognized during the 2017-18 season with Boston College, and in 2020-21 with Clarkson University. She spent the 2022-23 season as a member of the PHF’s Connecticut Whale where she recorded 18 points in 23 games.


Darkangelo, a 30-year-old from Brighton, MI, was selected by Boston in the twelfth round of the PWHL Draft and signed a one-year contract with the team. She has recorded one assist in 17 games this season. Prior to the PWHL, Darkangelo played eight pro seasons, including three as captain of the PHF’s Toronto Six. She had her most productive offensive campaign in 2022-23 with 25 points in 24 games and led the team to a 2023 Isobel Cup championship.


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