BUFFALO, N.Y.– The Buffalo Beauts announced the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Emily Pfalzer.
“Emily arrives with championship experience both with the Beauts and with the United States national team,” General Manager Nik Fattey said. “Her presence will help solidify our already strong defense and having a local player of her caliber return our club will be invaluable to the team both on and off the ice.”
The Buffalo native returns for her third season with the Beauts after previously spending the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons with the club. In 32 games during those campaigns, Pfalzer recorded 19 points (3+16) and 12 penalty minutes. She is tied for second among Beauts players all-time in assists and ranks sixth in points, while leading the franchise in career power-play assists.
Pfalzer has represented the United States at multiple international competitions, most recently winning the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Boston College alumna was also a member of the U.S. World Championship teams that captured three consecutive gold medals from 2015 to 2017.