LPHF | A Week After Their Triumph, Minnesota Parts Ways with General Manager

A week after leading her team to victory in the Professional Women’s Hockey League championship, Natalie Darwitz is no longer the general manager of the Minnesota team.

In a press release issued on Saturday, league officials announced that the team has parted ways with Darwitz. A three-time Olympic medalist with the U.S. national team and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame, Darwitz was hired in September 2023.

She built the Minnesota team that won the inaugural Walter Cup in a five-game series against Boston. The PWHL, which owns all six teams in the league, stated in a release that there is no immediate timetable for Darwitz’s replacement.

League officials clarified that Minnesota head coach Ken Klee and his staff will be responsible for selecting the team’s players in the PWHL draft set to take place on Monday in Minnesota.