The Boston Pride have re-signed Lexie Laing for the 2020-21 NWHL season, according to the league. Laing, who was selected 12th overall by the Pride in 2017, has emerged as one of the best two-way forwards in the women’s professional game today.
In 24 games in 2019-20, her rookie campaign, Laing collected 27 points (12-15-27) for the Pride. She finished third on the Pride in game-winning goals (3) and tied for fourth in points. She was rewarded for her strong season with an All-Star Game appearance in February.
Laing was second in the league in faceoff percentage at 61.12% on the season. She finished behind only Pride captain and teammate Jillian Dempsey. Laing also led the league in penalty differential (+12), taking just two minor penalties of her own and drawing 14 penalties on the season.
Prior to joining the Pride, Laing played her college hockey in nearby Cambridge, Massachusetts. She played in parts of five seasons for the Harvard Crimson, ending her career with 26 points (8-18-26) in 31 games during the 2018-19 season. That was a career year for the two-way forward.
“My coaches and teammates with the Pride created a great atmosphere and made every day at the rink worthwhile,” Laing told the NWHL’s website. “Boston really does have the greatest sports fans. It shows every time we have a game, so playing in front of a packed crowd really motivated my return.”
Laing is the second player under contract for the Pride for the 2020-21 season. Over the weekend, the club inked forward Christina Putigna.
No contract details were made available by the league.