Lexi Bender has signed a 1 year, $10,000 contract with the Boston Pride for the upcoming season. Bender was the 15th overall pick in the inaugural NWHL draft. She recorded 6 goals and 27 assists as a senior defender at BC this past season. She registered a +48 last season, a slight drop from an outstanding +60 her senior year. Assuming the NWHL season happens next year and isn't affected by the current lawsuits, Bender should provide the Pride with some solid, shutdown defense. The Pride recently acquired the rights to Bender's fellow BC senior, Alex Carpenter.