The Buffalo Beauts have signed defenseman Lisa Chesson to a one-year, $15,000 contract, the team announced Monday.
Chesson has a long track record of playing for the U.S. national team, participating in five Four Nations Cups, three World Championships and suiting up in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She put up two goals and three assists through five games in the Olympics.
“Lisa brings the tools we need on defense,” said general manager Ric Seiling. “Along with being a left shot, she has been a member of the US National Olympic Team and has the experience of playing with and against world class players. We are excited that she has decided to become part of the Beauts blue line core.”
She spent her collegiate career playing for Ohio State where she scored 27 goals and 62 assists in 145 career contests. During her final season, the 2007-08 campaign, she served as an alternate captain for her team.
“I am beyond excited to join the Beauts and the NWHL this season,” said Chesson. “This is a huge opportunity, not only because I can continue playing the game I love, but to inspire young girls in hopes they have dreams of playing in the NWHL someday, too!”
Chesson did not play in the NWHL last year.
NWHL free agency runs from May 1 to July 31.
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