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Madison Packer goes back on retirement plans and returns to New York Riveters

Forward Madison Packer has gone back on her retirement plans and is returning to play for the New York Riveters for the 2017-18 National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) season. Packer originally planned to retire after last season, but she has decided to rejoin the Riveters for the upcoming season.

Last season, Packer netted eight goals in 17 games for the Riveters. Over her two seasons with New York, Packer finished with 11 goals and nine assists to accumulate 20 points.

Packer played collegiately for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2010-2014, where she registered 46 goals and 58 assists (104 points) in 146 games for Wisconsin. She helped the Badgers win the 2011 NCAA Championship and won gold with Team USA at the 2008 and 2009 U-18 World Championships.

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“I was a little banged up at the end of last year, but got patched up over the summer and I’m thrilled to be a Riveter for another season,” said Packer in a statement. “It will be great to be 100 percent again. Looking at the roster, we have a strong group. We have a lot of talent in the room, both returning and new players, and we have a real shot at winning the Cup this year. I’m anxious to get to work with this crew.”

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