Danielle Marmer Takes the Helm as GM for Boston's PWHL Franchise

Published September 2, 2023 at 4:45
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
In a stirring turn of events, Danielle Marmer, who formerly held the role of player development and scouting assistant with the Boston Bruins, has been appointed as the general manager for Boston's Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL) team.

Marmer's selection marks a momentous stride forward, making her the first woman to assume an on-ice position within the esteemed Boston Bruins organization.

Marmer's journey through the world of hockey has been marked by noteworthy achievements. Prior to her tenure with the Bruins, she held pivotal roles, including director of player development at Quinnipiac University and an assistant coach for the women's hockey team at Connecticut College. Her contributions were instrumental in elevating the success of Quinnipiac's women's ice hockey program.

Jayna Hefford, the PWHL senior vice president of hockey operations, emphasized the league's commitment to fostering robust foundations in its original six markets while upholding professional standards for players. Hefford stated,


"The search process identified a lot of impressive candidates from which we've assembled an exceptional group with collective experience across the highest levels of the game, both on and off the ice."

The official unveiling of the Boston PWHL team earlier this week was met with anticipation. The initial free agency window is poised to commence this Friday at 1 p.m. ET. Teams have until September 10 to secure three players under standard player agreements, setting the stage for the forthcoming 2023 PWHL Draft on September 18. This draft will see the selection of the league's founding players.

As the PWHL gears up for its 24-game regular season set to launch in January, the anticipation grows. A comprehensive schedule is anticipated once rosters are finalized.

For those curious about Danielle Marmer's inspiring journey, her "My Story" feature on NESN 360 provides a deeper dive into her path of determination and progress within the realm of hockey.

Source: Nesn
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