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Pride Signs RPI’s Renn


Whitney Renn’s life in hockey has taken her from the Little Caesars youth program in her home state of Michigan to college hockey at RPI to a season of pro in Salzburg, Austria. Today, the 23-year-old defender-forward signed an NWHL contract to join the Boston Pride.

“I am inspired by the players of the Pride who have put a great emphasis on promoting women’s hockey through their great play in the NWHL and their work with youth at skills clinics, off-ice programs and Q&A sessions,” said Renn. “I want to be part of all of that, too. The NWHL and the Pride provides a platform for me to inspire a younger generation of players – something I will not take for granted. I am humbled to be signing with a team that is committed to advancing women’s hockey across all levels.”

Renn played 131 games at RPI over four seasons from 2014-2018. Last season with DEC Salzburg Eagles of the EWHL, she was 3-12-15 in 20 regular season and playoff games.

A native of Troy, Michigan, Renn is moving to Boston to play in the NWHL, secure a job utilizing her RPI degree in Business Management, and apply to law schools.

Regarding her goals for hockey, Renn said, “This season I will continue to work on each phase of my game, learn from my teammates, grow as a player, and get better in order to help the team however I can. I am looking forward to being surrounded by great players and a coaching staff who are backed by a league whose mission I support.”

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