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Defender of the Year Finalist and Three-Time All-Star Amanda Boulier Is Back with the Whitecaps

May 15, 2020 - National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) - Minnesota Whitecaps News Release

SAINT PAUL - In the Minnesota Whitecaps' first two seasons in the NWHL, Amanda Boulier has been their top offensive defender and a massive part of the team's success. Today, Boulier signed a contract to play her third season for Minnesota and fourth in the league.

In 2019-20, Boulier was second in the media balloting for NWHL Defender of the Year. She was 6-21-27 in 22 games, finishing third in the league in assists and third on the Whitecaps in points.

"I have experienced firsthand the strides the NWHL has made over the past three seasons I've been in the league, and it has me itching to return," said Boulier. "I can't wait for Season 6 with the Original 6! I'm ecstatic to be back with the Whitecaps for my third season and play in front of our loyal fans in the State of Hockey."

When the Whitecaps won the Isobel Cup in 2019, Boulier was named one of the Fans' Three Stars of the Season and was one of four finalists for NWHL Defender of the Year. She has been an NWHL All-Star in all three of her seasons as a pro. A native of Watertown, Connecticut, Boulier spent one season with the Connecticut Whale before joining the Whitecaps. In 50 career NWHL games, she has 15 goals and 33 assists for 48 points.

At St. Lawrence University, Boulier had 104 points (28-76-104) in four seasons, setting program records for career goals and points by a defender. She captained the team in her final two seasons and was an All-ECAC Hockey selection in all four years, including a first-team honoree in her sophomore season. Boulier also won a gold medal with the U.S. National Team at the IIHF U-18 World Championship in 2011.

Besides playing for the Whitecaps, Boulier is the enrollment director and head girls hockey coach at Marshall School in Duluth.

"Amanda has been one of the centerpieces of the Whitecaps the past two years," said Whitecaps GM Jack Brodt. "Her hard shot and excellent skating ability put her in a class of her own. We are excited to have her back for our third NWHL season."

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