St. Paul, Minn. – After being drafted by the National Women’s Hockey League Minnesota Whitecaps, former Bemidji State University women’s hockey standout Haley Mack has signed a professional contract to play for the Whitecaps during the 2020-21 season.
I’m so excited to play with the Minnesota Whitecaps this season,” said Mack. “I couldn’t be more proud to lace them up for my home state team!”
Mack begins her professional career after leading the Beavers in points (28) and goals (15) during the 2019-20 season and ended her career fifth on BSU’s career goal scoring list with 38 goals and set a program record with five career short-handed goals. The East Grand Forks, Minn., native was a three-time Western Collegiate Hockey Association Scholar Athlete and WCHA All-Academic Team selection throughout her career.
Mack was drafted in the fourth round by the Whitecaps in April’s NWHL Draft.
About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
Established in 2015, the NWHL was the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The mission of the league is to fuel the continued growth of the sport and brand of pro women’s hockey. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and the Toronto Six. Visit NWHL.zone and follow on Twitter and Facebook @NWHL and Instagram @NWHL.zone
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).