Les Canadiennes have acquired forward Kayla Tutino from the Boston Blades in a trade this afternoon.
The trade completes the trade of Nachi Fujimoto, who was traded from Montreal to Boston prior to last season.
Tutino was the first overall pick in the 2016 CWHL Draft, and was named to the CWHL All-Star team. She had two goals and three assists in 24 games last season.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to return home and play in my hometown with Les Canadiennes. I can’t wait to wear the bleu-blanc-rouge and continue my professional career in Montreal,” said Tutino in a press release. “Living in Boston playing the game I love at Boston University and then with the Boston Blades was a great experience. I want to thank everyone in the Blades organization for treating me so well.”
“Kayla is a solid, poised forward with a right-handed shot who will help us maintain our depth up front,” said Canadiennes general manager Meg Hewings. “As the first overall pick in the 2016 CWHL Draft and as captain at Boston University during her senior year, Kayla brings valuable playing and leadership experience to our strong group, and is an exciting off-season addition for the organization.”
Tutino rejoins fellow Boston University alumni Marie-Philip Poulin and Sarah Lefort with Les Canadiennes.