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  • Melanie Desrochers

POSITION:
Defence
SHOOTS:
Left
YEARS PRO:
3
PREV. TEAM:
Les Canadiennes
COLLEGE/UNIV.:
St. Lawrence University
BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Mel - A Summary .......... Part 1: My first love is Hockey. It will always be my first and forever! --- 2017 Clarkson Champion with Les Canadiennes --- 2012 ECAC Champion with St. Lawrence University --- 1st goal (1999) .......... Part 2: People say I am a nerd. I am a Nerd! --- Clinical Sales Representative (da Vinci Surgery) --- MSc. Neuroscience (Sensory Processing in C. elegans) --- BSc. Neuroscience --- Favourite Book (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) .......... Part 3: Other things I like to do. --- Co-Host of The Last Stretch Podcast (A sports Podcast) --- Owner of 3 bicycles and road one of them across Canada

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REGION:
Montreal
JERSEY NUMBER:
17
WHY ARE YOU #ForTheGame?:
I am for the game because when I graduated from St. Lawrence University at 21 I quit hockey. Not because I was ready to stop, not because I wasn't capable of playing anymore but because I thought I was better off focusing on grad school. Grad school was going to get me the career I needed to support the life I wanted to live. Hockey wasn't! This is why I am #ForTheGame and this is why I came back to hockey; because it should be a viable career option for women.

I play because "When I grow up, I want to be a professional hockey player" need no longer be a whisper in the wind.