On National Teachers’ Day, Jillian Dempsey Teacher & All-Time Leading Scorer Re-signs with Boston

by NWHL Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 5, 2020

On National Teachers’ Day, Jillian Dempsey – Teacher and NWHL All-Time Leading Scorer – Re-signs with Boston BOSTON – On National Teachers’ Day in the U.S., the Boston Pride and National Women’s Hockey League are proud to announce the re-signing of Jillian Dempsey, the league’s all-time leading scorer, co-MVP of the 2019-20 season, and the captain of the Pride. While playing in the NWHL, Dempsey teaches fifth grade in her hometown of Winthrop, Mass.

Dempsey is coming off a historic 2019-20 season. She led the league in points (40) and assists (23) while guiding her team to a record of 23-1-0 in the regular season. At All-Star Weekend in Boston in February, Dempsey established a new mark in the Franklin Accuracy Shooting competition by hitting four targets in 9.69 seconds.

A founding NWHL player entering her sixth season in the league, Dempsey is first all-time in goals and points. In 91 regular season games, she has 46 goals and 52 assists for 98 points.

“It is an honor to live my dream of playing professional hockey among the talented and hard-working women of the NWHL, and I look forward to being part of the continued growth of the league,” said Dempsey. “I am thrilled to re-sign with The Boston Pride for my sixth season. Bring on the quest for the Isobel Cup! PPW!”

Dempsey won the Isobel Cup with the team in the league’s inaugural season in 2015-16. She also won the Clarkson Cup with the Boston Blades of the CWHL in 2015, and was named the CWHL Rookie of the Year in 2014. She won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, and a gold medal with Team USA at the 2009 IIHF U-18 World Championship.

At Harvard, Dempsey was a Patty Kazmaier Award finalist in her senior season in 2012-13 and was a nominee for the award in 2011-12. She was First Team All-ECAC and First Team All-Ivy in her junior and senior seasons. With 148 points in 129 games, Dempsey is ninth all-time in scoring in program history.

Photo credit: Michelle Jay