BUFFALO – The Buffalo Beauts announced today that their second of three 2021 3rd-round draft selections has signed with the team. Chosen 15th overall, forward Missy Segall became the first player from Hamilton College to be selected in the NWHL Draft. She is also the Beauts’ fourth 2021 draft selection to sign with the team.
“It’s such an honor to be the first player to represent Hamilton in the NWHL Draft,” said Segall. “In the past couple of years the program has been gaining a lot of visibility and is only on its way up. I hope that the Beauts drafting me only encourages more good players to play at Hamilton because it’s such a special program.”
Segall was nearly a point-per-game player (9-13-22 in 25 GP) during her junior season in 2019-20. Among her nine goals were two game-winners, along with single tallies on the power play, shorthanded and even an empty-netter. Such numbers saw her named to the All-NESCAC second team.
“I am extremely excited for Missy’s energy,” said Beauts head coach Rhea Coad. “From our first phone call, I knew that she is very passionate about her craft. It’s great to have a team full of players with so much energy. Missy’s presence and urgency on the ice are what really stood out to us. It’s a pleasure to have Missy joining our Beauts family.”
Segall set a career-high of 11 goals in 25 games as a freshman in 2017-18. Four of those tallies came on the power play, while three of her goals held up to be game-winners. Across the three seasons she played for the Continentals, Segall scored 25 goals, 26 assists and 51 points in 76 games. Prior to her collegiate career at Hamilton, she played three seasons for the Boston Junior Eagles.
After not being able to compete during the 2020-21 season, Segall is very much excited to get back to the rink, now as a pro player.
“After having my senior season canceled because of the coronavirus, I’m excited to be playing hockey games again,” said Segall. “While practices are fun, there’s nothing like playing an actual game. This past year I missed all aspects of the game day; from the bus rides, to the drop of the puck, to postgame cool downs. I’m just excited to be playing hockey games again and to do so in Buffalo.”