All rosters reduced to 27 players; First waiver window is now open

TORONTO, ON (November 30, 2023) – Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) rosters have been reduced to a total of 162 players— 27 per team— in accordance with the league’s training camp timeline and prior to the commencement of the first waiver window. 187 players were originally invited to PWHL training camps, which opened on November 15 in preparation for the league’s inaugural season.

Of the 25 players no longer listed on training camp rosters, 11 are eligible for the first waiver window that continues through December 2. Teams are permitted to contact any of the 11 eligible players during this period with the intent to offer them a contract.

Waiver Eligible Players:

Babstock, Kelly (F) – New York
Browning, Lindsay (G) – Boston
Deaudelin, Christine (D) – New York
Deschênes, Marie-Soleil (G) – Montréal
Eady, Megan (D) – New York
Ridgewell, Samantha (G) – Ottawa
Sauvé, Kassidy (G) – New York
Škodová, Blanka (G) – Montréal
Veillette, Audrey-Anne (F) – Ottawa
Wabick, Morgan (F) – Toronto
Wabick, Taylor (D) – Toronto

14 players among the league’s original list of training camp invites and/or attendees are ineligible for waivers. Among the circumstances that may prohibit players from waiver eligibility include receiving and declining a Standard Player Agreement offer while attending a team’s training camp, not showing up to a training camp or leaving a camp without being released, and released players who had been granted compassionate circumstances in their market.

Waiver Ineligible Players:

Bunton, Hanna (F) – Montréal
Cornine, Kendall (F) – New York
Herman, Cassidy (D) – Ottawa
Larson, Bailey (F) – New York
Ljungblom, Lina (F) – Montréal
Lonergan, Caitrin (F) – Ottawa
Lunny, Hayley (F) – New York
Marshall, Patti (D) – Minnesota
Skaggs, Tatum (F) – Boston
Skaja, Catie (F) – Minnesota
Stacey, Brooke (F) – Montréal
Tinker, Saroya (D) – Ottawa
Tuominen, Minttu (D) – Minnesota
Willoughby, Kyra (D) – Ottawa

Teams must maintain rosters of 27 players heading into the Pre-Season Evaluation Camp in Utica, New York, scheduled for Dec. 3-7. A second waiver window will occur between Dec. 8-10, in advance of the league’s final roster deadline of Dec. 11. Final rosters must include 23 players signed to Standard Player Agreements, plus two Reserve Player Contracts. Any drafted players who go unsigned or unclaimed during either waiver period will revert to their original team’s protected list.


*denotes announced signings


Forwards (16)
Brandt, Hannah (Drafted 5-27)*
Brand, McKenna (Camp Invite)
Darkangelo, Shiann (Drafted 12-70)*
Davis, Sammy (Camp Invite)
Gabel, Loren (Drafted 4-22)*
Girard, Taylor (Drafted 9-51)*
Isbell, Samantha (Camp Invite)
Knight, Hilary (Signed FA)*
Kosta, Nicole (Camp Invite)*
Marvin, Gigi (Camp Invite)
Müller, Alina (Drafted 1-3)*
Pelkey, Amanda (Camp Invite)
Rattray, Jamie Lee (Drafted 3-15)*
Schafzahl, Theresa (Drafted 7-39)*
Shirley, Sophie (Drafted 11-63)*
Wenczkowski, Taylor (Camp Invite)

Defenders (8)
Brown, Emily (Drafted 8-46)*
Buckles, Emma (Drafted 13-75)*
Digirolamo, Jessica (Drafted 6-34)*
Fratkin, Kaleigh (Camp Invite)*
Healey, Jess (Drafted 15-87)*
Jaques, Sophie (Drafted 2-10)*
Keller, Megan (Signed FA)*
MacInnis, Lauren (Camp Invite)

Goaltenders (3)
Frankel, Aerin (Signed FA)*
Kronish, Cami (Camp Invite)
Söderberg, Emma (Drafted 10-58)*


Forwards (15)
Boreen, Abigail (Camp Invite)
Brodt, Sydney (Drafted 15-85)*
Bryant, Brooke (Camp Invite)*
Butorac, Claire (Camp Invite)*
Cava, Michela (Drafted 12-72)
Coyne Schofield, Kendall (Signed FA)*
DeGeorge, Clair (Drafted 6-36)
Fleming, Brittyn (Camp Invite)
Heise, Taylor (Drafted 1-1)*
Křížová, Denisa (Drafted 8-48)
Kunin, Sophia (Drafted 10-60)
Pannek, Kelly (Signed FA)*
Schepers, Liz (Drafted 13-73)*
Tapani, Susanna (Drafted 5-25)*
Zumwinkle, Grace (Drafted 3-13)*

Defenders (8)
Buchbinder, Natalie (Drafted 7-37)*
Cook, Abby (Camp Invite)
Flaherty, Maggie (Drafted 4-24)*
Greco, Emma (Camp Invite)
Kremer, Dominique (Camp Invite)
Morin, Sidney (Drafted 9-49)
Nightengale, Nikki (Camp Invite)
Stecklein, Lee (Signed FA)*

Goaltenders (4)
Bench, Lauren (Camp Invite)
Hensley, Nicole (Drafted 2-12)*
Leveille, Amanda (Drafted 11-61)
Rooney, Maddie (Camp Invite)


Forwards (16)
Bettez, Ann-Sophie (Drafted 14-79)*
Bujold, Sarah (Camp Invite)*
Dalton, Claire (Drafted 12-67)*
Daoust, Mélodie (Camp Invite)
David, Gabrielle (Drafted 9-54)
Dempsey, Jillian (Drafted 11-66)*
Dubois, Catherine (Camp Invite)
Lefort, Sarah (Camp Invite)
Lum, Leah (Camp Invite)
Marchment, Kennedy (Drafted 6-31)*
Murphy, Maureen (Drafted 3-18)*
O’Neill, Kristin (Drafted 2-7)*
Poulin, Marie-Philip (Signed FA)*
Poznikoff, Alexandra (Camp Invite)
Stacey, Laura (Signed FA)*
Vanišová, Tereza (Drafted 7-42)

Defenders (8)
Ambrose, Erin (Drafted 1-6)*
Bizal, Madison (Drafted 8-43)
Daoust, Catherine (Camp Invite)
Keopple, Mariah (Camp Invite)*
Laganière, Brigitte (Camp Invite)
Lásková, Dominika (Drafted 4-19)*
Poulin-Labelle, Maude (Drafted 10-55)
Tabin, Kati (Drafted 5-30)*

Goaltenders (3)
Desbiens, Ann-Renée (Signed FA)*
Chuli, Elaine (Drafted 13-78)*
Boissonnault, Marlène (Camp Invite)


Forwards (14)
Aurard, Chloe (Drafted 4-21)*
Carpenter, Alex (Signed FA)*
Downie-Landry, Jade (Drafted 9-52)*
Eldridge, Jessie (Drafted 3-16)*
Giguère, Elizabeth (Drafted 5-28)*
Gruschow, Alexa (Camp Invite)
Labelle, Alexandra (Drafted 15-88)*
Levis, Paetyn (Drafted 10-57)*
Norcross, Savannah (Camp Invite)
Packer, Madison (Camp Invite)
Roque, Abby (Signed FA)*
Saulnier, Jill (Drafted 7-40)
Vespa, Kayla (Drafted 13-76)*
Woods, Emma (Drafted 14-81)*

Defenders (10)
Baker, Taylor (Camp Invite)
Bourbonnais, Jaime (Drafted 2-9)*
Curlett, Emily (Camp Invite)
Fällman, Johanna (Camp Invite)
Hobson, Brooke (Drafted 8-45)*
Olivier, Carley (Camp Invite)
Shelton, Ella (Drafted 1-4)*
Thompson, Claire (Camp Invite)
Zafuto, Olivia (Drafted 12-69)*
Zandee-Hart, Micah (Signed FA)*

Goaltenders (3)
Levy, Abbey (Drafted 11-64)*
Post, Lindsey (Camp Invite)
Schroeder, Corinne (Drafted 6-33)


Forwards (16)
Adzija, Lexie (Drafted 11-65)*
Clark, Emily (Signed FA)*
Della Rovere, Kristin (Drafted 10-56)*
Demers, Rosalie (Camp Invite)
Garát-Gasparics, Fanni (Camp Invite)
Gilmore, Becca (Camp Invite)*
Grant-Mentis, Mikyla (Camp Invite)
Hughes, Gabrielle (Drafted 4-20)*
Jenner, Brianne (Signed FA)*
Mrázová, Kateřina (Drafted 8-44)*
Perreault, Liliane (Camp Invite)
Scamurra, Hayley (Drafted 5-29)*
Schneider, Malia (Camp Invite)
Shiga, Akane (Camp Invite)
Snodgrass, Natalie (Camp Invite)
Watts, Daryl (Drafted 6-32)*

Defenders (8)
Bell, Ashton (Drafted 2-8)*
Boulier, Amanda (Drafted 13-77)*
Boyd, Zoe (Drafted 9-53)*
Davison, Taylor (Camp Invite)
Harmon, Savannah (Drafted 1-5)*
Howran, Victoria (Camp Invite)
Roese, Jincy (Drafted 3-17)*
Tejralová, Aneta (Drafted 7-41)*

Goaltenders (3)
Abstreiter, Sandra (Drafted 12-68)*
Maschmeyer, Emerance (Signed FA)*
McQuigge, Rachel (Camp Invite)


Forwards (14)
Bach, Victoria (Drafted 7-38)
Cogan, Samantha (Camp Invite)
Compher, Jesse (Drafted 5-26)*
Connors, Maggie (Drafted 11-62)*
Howard, Brittany (Drafted 8-47)*
Jones, Jess (Camp Invite)
Leslie, Rebecca (Drafted 12-71)*
Maltais, Emma (Drafted 2-11)*
Miller, Hannah (Drafted 13-74)*
Nurse, Sarah (Signed FA)*
Spooner, Natalie (Drafted 4-23)*
Turnbull, Blayre (Signed FA)*
Vasko, Alexa (Drafted 14-83)*
Willoughby, Kaitlin (Camp Invite)

Defenders (9)
Channell, Mellissa (Drafted 10-59)
Fast, Renata (Signed FA)*
Flanagan, Kali (Drafted 6-35)*
Keenan, Emma (Camp Invite)
Knowles, Olivia (Drafted 15-86)
Kondas, Jessica (Camp Invite)
Larocque, Jocelyne (Drafted 1-2)*
Munroe, Allie (Drafted 9-50)*
Rougeau, Lauriane (Camp Invite)

Goaltenders (4)
Campbell, Kristen (Drafted 3-14)*
Howe, Erica (Camp Invite)*
Jackson, Carly (Camp Invite)
Mäkelä, Amanda (Camp Invite)

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