Sarah Fillier selected first overall in the PWHL Draft

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Canadian Olympic gold medalist Sarah Fillier of Georgetown, Ontario was selected first overall by New York in the Professional Women’s Hockey League Draft on Monday. A gold medalist from the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Fillier had an excellent Olympic Winter Games two years ago. Even though she was only a university student at Princeton University, Fillier became a top six forward on a very talented Canadian Olympic team. In seven games, she had eight goals and three assists for 11 points and was a +13.

Fillier, a centre, has also already won three gold medals and four medals overall for Canada at the Women’s World Hockey Championship. The gold medals came at the 2021 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women’s Hockey Championship in Calgary, Alberta, at the 2022 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship in Herning, Denmark, and at the 2024 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship in Utica, New York. Fillier’s other medal was a silver medal at the 2023 Women’s World Hockey Championship in Brampton, Ontario. In 28 games, she had 17 goals and 14 assists for 31 points.

Fillier is one of four Canadians who were selected in the first round of the 2024 PWHL Draft. The other three were centre Danielle Serdachny of Edmonton, Alberta (second overall by Ottawa), Canadian Olympic gold medalist and defenseman Claire Thompson of Toronto, Ontario (third overall by Minnesota), and centre Julia Gosling of London, Ontario (sixth overall by Toronto). Thompson also won a gold medal for Canada at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

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