Hilary Knight will be back with Les Canadiennes this season.
Knight played in one regular season game last season with the team and two playoff games when the team was swept in their CWHL semi-final by the eventual Clarkson Cup champion Markham Thunder.
She says that she is pumped for the upcoming season and that she has “unfinished business.”
Knight was one of the more disappointed players about the early playoff exit and seemed upset she couldn’t do more in her short time with the team.
The Canadiennes coaching staff had little time to adjust and get her a regular spot in the lineup with such a limited amount of time before the playoffs started.
She won a gold medal with the United States at the 2018 Olympics and it looks like the hockey world will get to see Knight and Marie-Philip Poulin on the same team this season, not to mention the MVP of the Olympic tournament, Mélodie Daoust.
Knight has 29 goals and 33 assists in 42 career CWHL games. She added 23 goals and 25 assists in 27 NWHL games with the Boston Pride.
Les Canadiennes added Olympians Jill Saulnier and Geneviève Lacasse to the lineup earlier this summer in a trade with the Calgary Inferno.
All CWHL contracts with North American teams are two-year deals, so Knight has been under contract with the team but players can request to be traded or released from their contracts.