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Picard Inks Contract with New York Riveters of NWHL

Picard Inks Contract with New York Riveters of NWHL

The co-captain ended her Harvard career with 53 career points (Gil Talbot).

NEW YORK – After a career as one of the top defensemen in the NCAA, Michelle Picard '16 has signed with the New York Riveters of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). Picard is the second Crimson player to join the Riveters this summer, joining classmate Miye D'Oench '16.

A 2014 Olympic silver medalist with the United States in Sochi, Russia, Picard ended her Harvard career with 53 points on nine goals and 44 assists while anchoring one of the top defenses in the country. She earned postseason accolades from the Ivy League and ECAC Hockey, where she was a finalist for the 2016 Defenseman of the Year award. She played an instrumental role in leading Harvard to the 2015 NCAA championship game, and ended her career plus-103 on the ice.

Originally drafted by the Connecticut Whale in the 2015 draft, Picard's rights were traded to New York in April for the draft rights to former Boston College forward Haley Skarupa.

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