With PWHL training camps opening next week, Montreal’s PWHL team has signed their second draft pick to a contract and fifth player overall in forward Kennedy Marchment.
Marchment, 26, was Montreal’s sixth-round pick, 31st overall. She joins Montreal after a great NCAA and professional career. She was a finalist for NCAA Player of the Year (Patty Kazmaier Award) in 2016-17 when she played at St. Lawrence University. She then played three years in Sweden before joining the PHF. Her two PHF seasons saw her win the league’s Most Valuable Player award in 2021-22, and finished second in league scoring last season.
In 44 career PHF games, she had 30 goals and 38 assists for 68 points. She had 85 goals and 103 assists for 188 points in 106 SDHL (Sweden) games. She had 59 goals and 95 assists for 154 points in 142 NCAA games.
Basically, Marchment was a prolific scorer at every level she has played, and will look to fit in with a forward group that includes Marie-Philip Poulin, Laura Stacey, and Kristin O’Neill, among signed players. They have five players signed, including goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens.
Training camp is set to open on November 15, and Montreal’s training camp roster includes 32 players.