Jen Scrivens, the wife of Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens, signed with the New York Riveters of the National Women’s Hockey League, the league announced Tuesday.
“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to play professional hockey and join the Riveters in the NWHL’s inaugural season,” Scrivens said in a statement. “It’s an exciting time for women’s hockey and women’s sports in general with increasing numbers of fans tuning in to watch international competition. I’m determined to continue to grow the game and encourage more girls and young women to play.”
Scrivens played for Cornell University from 2006-09, appearing in 52 games while registering a .905 save percentage and 3.06 goals-against average. She recorded two shutouts in her junior season.
“We look for Jenny to be a leader in the locker room as well as a solid presence on the ice when she is needed,” Riveters general manager Dani Rylan said in a statement.
Prior to college, Scrivens played for the California Selects and helped lead the U19 AA team to a national championship. She previously served as the director of communications for the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton.
Scrivens appeared in the television show, Hockey Wives earlier this year on W Network.