Les Canadiennes de Montréal have acquired forward Kayla Tutino from the Boston Blades, General Manager Meg Hewings announced today.
The transaction completes the trade that sent defenceman Nachi Fujimoto to Boston at the start of the 2016-17 season.
“Kayla is a solid, poised forward with a right-handed shot who will help us maintain our depth up front,” said Hewings. “As the first overall pick in the 2016 CWHL Draft and as captain at Boston University during her senior year, Kayla brings valuable playing and leadership experience to our strong group, and is an exciting off-season addition for the organization.”
Tutino, a 24-year-old Montreal native, becomes the latest Terriers alumna on Les Canadiennes’ roster, joining Marie-Philip Poulin and Sarah Lefort. Over the course of her five-year career with Boston University, Tutino recorded an impressive 63 goals and 144 points in 164 career games.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to return home and play in my hometown with Les Canadiennes. I can’t wait to wear the bleu-blanc-rouge and continue my professional career in Montreal,” said Tutino. “Living in Boston playing the game I love at Boston University and then with the Boston Blades was a great experience. I want to thank everyone in the Blades organization for treating me so well.”