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RMU alum Maggie LaGue signs with Connecticut Whale

Former Robert Morris defender Maggie LaGue moves to the puck on the power play against the Syracuse Orange in a game at the RMU Island Sports Center on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. -- BRIAN MITCHELL

Former Robert Morris defender Maggie LaGue has signed with the Connecticut Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League, the league announced on Wednesday.

The Whale drafted LaGue 22nd overall in the 2018 NWHL Draft. LaGue spent 2019-20 with the PWHPA Dream Gap Tour.

“Being a member of a league that is helping pave the way for generations to come is an incredible opportunity and I am so excited to be part of it,” LaGue said in a press release. “I am very honored to sign with the Connecticut Whale for my first NWHL season, and I am very thankful for those who supported me to help make this dream a reality.”

Lague, who spent four seasons at RMU from 2015-19, holds records at Robert Morris for most points (92) and assists (79) by a defender. She had 13 goals in four seasons with the Colonials and was a team captain in her senior season.

“Maggie will play a large role for us in all situations,” Connecticut general manager Bray Ketchum said in a press release. “We are thrilled to welcome Maggie for her first season in the NWHL, and we look forward to watching her grow as a pro.”

LaGue was the second RMU player drafted into the NWHL, joining forward Brittany Howard, who was selected by the Buffalo Beauts in 2017. Forwards Jaycee Gebhard and Natalie Marcuzzi were drafted by Toronto in the 2020 NWHL Draft, though Gebhard will instead play in Sweden in 2020-21.

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