The PWHL’s Boston franchise has signed defender Kaylee Fratkin to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.
The 31-year-old Burnaby, British Columbia native has spent most of his hockey career in Boston. After playing AAA hockey at the Boys Club of Vancouver, Fratkin enrolled at Boston University, where he scored nine goals, 57 assists, and scored 66 points in four seasons.
After college, Fratkin was selected by the Boston Blades in the fifth round of the 2014 CWHL Draft. She scored one goal and eight points throughout the regular season and helped the Blades win the Clarkson Cup that spring.
In the 2015-16 season, she signed with the NWHL/PHF’s Connecticut Whale, where she had five goals, 12 assists, and 17 points in 18 games, leading all defensemen in scoring, and was selected to the league’s first All-Star Game.
She spent the 2016-17 season with the New York Riveters and was again selected to the NWHL/PHF All-Star Game. After her season ended, she joined the Boston Pride for the third time in three years.
She skated with the Pride for the next six seasons, serving as acting captain for the final four. She scored a career-high 23 points in 24 games in 2019-20, helping the Pride reach the Isobel Cup final before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. .
That season, she was named the NWHL/PHF Defender of the Year and was selected to her third consecutive All-Star Game.
In eight seasons in the NWHL/PHF, Fratkin had 15 goals and 71 assists for 86 points.