Northeastern's Katy Knoll, Megan Carter and Gwyneth Philips (from left to right in photo) were all selected in last night's PWHL Entry Draft
Seven Alumnae Picked in 2024 PWHL Entry Draft
League Awards Announced Today from St. Paul, Minnesota

AMESBURY, Mass. – Seven alumnae of the Hockey East Association were selected in the 2024 PWHL Entry Draft, highlighted by a trio of players from Boston College and Northeastern, and one Providence product. A full list of the players can be found below.

In total, 34 players selected were former NCAA Division I players – including all six first-round picks. Of the 42 total selections in the seven-round draft, 81 percent of them were former college hockey standouts. Twenty different schools had at least one former player drafted, led by Ohio State (eight), Colgate (six) and Clarkson (four). Boston College, Minnesota, Northeastern and Wisconsin had three each.

Four league products claimed the 2024 Walter Cup, winning the inaugural playoff tournament of the Professional Women’s Hockey League with PWHL Minnesota. The champions include captain Kendall Coyne-Schofield (Northeastern, 2011-16), Denisa Krizova (Northeastern 2014-18), Dominique Kremer (Merrimack, 2015-19), and Michela Cava (UConn, 2012-14).

In total, Hockey East claimed 39 league alumnae named to inaugural PWHL rosters during the 2024 season. The 39 players represent nine of the 10 Hockey East programs, led by Boston University (9), Northeastern (9), and Boston College (6). UConn has five, Merrimack and Vermont each boast three, and Maine, New Hampshire, and Providence send two alumnae to the PWHL. Two players skated for multiple Hockey East programs.

Each of the original six PWHL programs suited up at least four Hockey East products in 2024, paced by eight on Boston, seven on on Montreal and Toronto, six each on New York and Ottawa, and five on Minnesota. The PWHL Awards will be held on today, Tuesday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m. ET.


The Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America comprised of six teams in Boston, Minnesota, Montréal, New York, Ottawa, and Toronto, each with rosters featuring the best women’s hockey players in the world. Launched on Jan. 1, 2024, the PWHL has broken multiple atten- dance records and holds the worldwide all-time record for a women’s hockey game. Visit to purchase tickets and merchandise, and subscribe to the PWHL e-newsletter to receive the latest league updates. Follow the league on all social media platforms @thepwhlofficial plus all six team accounts @pwhl_boston, @ pwhl_minnesota, @pwhl_montreal, @pwhl_newyork, @pwhl_ottawa, and @pwhl_toronto.

Hockey East in the 2024 PWHL Entry Draft
Rd. No. Team Name Pos. Hockey East Team
1 4 Boston Hannah Bilka F Boston College
1 5 Montreal Cayla Barnes D Boston College
2 12 Toronto Megan Carter D Northeastern
3 14 Ottawa Gwyneth Philips G Northeastern
5 30 Toronto Noemi Neubauerova F Providence
7 39 Minnesota Katy Knoll F Northeastern
7 40 Boston Hadley Hartmetz D Boston College