Maggie Connors, Princeton
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Princeton University Women's Hockey Star Drafted to PWHL

Maggie Connors, number 22 of the Princeton Tigers women's hockey team, was selected by the PWHL Toronto during the first draft of the newest women's hockey league, the PWHL, held on September 18, 2023, in Toronto. She was the 62nd overall pick and second in the 11th round of the event.

The forward, who is originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, had a huge impact on her team's performance throughout all her four years playing for Princeton University. During her senior year, Connors was second on the team in season statistics as she was able to get 33 points - 17 goals and 16 assists,- and a +9 on plus-minus. She was nominated as alternate captain alongside Mariah Keopple, and captain Sarah Fillier for the black and orange team. Connors was also part of the 2023 ECAC All-Academic Team and 2023 AHCA All-American Scholar.

During her years of high school in Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep, she managed to win four national championships in her five years of playing for them and got 75 points in 50 games, scoring 31 goals and 44 assists in her last year there. Connors was part of the Canadian National Development team and continues to follow this journey as she was just part of the Canada Team Training Camp that happened through September 11-16, 2023.

In Toronto, Connors will play alongside forwards Sarah Nurse and Blayne Turnbull and defender Renata Fast - all three of them being Olympic champions representing Team Canada in 2022, and silver medal winners in 2018, - who were the first three to be signed by the Toronto team before the draft. She will be coached by Troy Ryan, head coach of the Canadian National Team since 2019, who coached all three athletes to the gold medal.

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