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Denna Laing ’14

At Princeton, Denna was a politics major, a Cannon member and a captain of the women’s ice hockey team. After graduating she worked at the Essex District Attorney’s office as a victim witness advocate. Continuing her hockey career, she helped the Boston Blades of the CWHL win the 2015 championship, then joined the Boston Pride of the NWHL. During the season she was thrown into a fight for her life when she suffered a severe spinal cord injury in the first Women’s Winter Classic. Despite her prognosis, Laing continues daily rehabilitation and has refused to give up her active lifestyle. In 2016, she was honored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and by the NWHL with multiple end of season awards. In 2017, Laing completed the Boston Marathon, pushed by former NHL player Bobby Carpenter, raising more than $80,000 for Journey Forward. She presented at the NHL Awards and received Journey Forward’s 3 D’s award. In 2018 she received the Class of 1967 PVC Citizen-Athlete award.

Events

Brave Your Fear

Saturday, October 6

Crista Samaras ’99, CEO and Founder, Brave Enterprises

Featuring Denna Laing ’14, Former Professional Hockey Player

This workshop will explore the value of being brave and increasing core confidence.


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