New Captain Molly Engstrom Leading the Connecticut Whale to a Hot Start

Engstrom heading to Sweden. She’s a wealth of hockey knowledge, she will be missed. #TBT to my feature on the veteran for MyWSports.

Erica L. Ayala

October 24, 2016|Erica Ayala for MyWSports

With the announcement of the retirement of team captain Jessica Koizumi, the Connecticut Whale was in the market for a new player to don the letter “C” on the new home jerseys.  For the team, one player stood out as the perfect leader to captain the team on the ice: Molly Engstrom.

“Molly, she is such a pronounced and strong leader,” said teammate Anya Battaglino on the broadcast of the first Whale game of the season, “but first and foremost, she cares the most about making the game better.” When we spoke to Molly Engstrom ahead of the second season, she was doing just that, growing the game. MyWSports caught up with the two-time Olympian prior to the season, as she was wrapping up a girls hockey camp.

Although back with the NWHL, returning to hockey was not initially on Molly’s mind after she…

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