The Buffalo Beauts have re-signed forward and assistant captain Shelby Bram to a one-year, $15,000 contract, the team announced Wednesday.
Bram posted four goals and 10 points through 15 regular season games for the Beauts. She turned it on and was a significant force in the Beauts run to the Isobel Cup Final. Though she had just two points in five games there, she was a consistent force for the team.
“Last year, Shelby was truly a cornerstone of our team,” said general manager Ric Seiling. “Her style of play and commitment to the Beauts was an inspiration to our team and fans. We look forward to her continual no-quit play to help take us to the next level.”
The Mercyhurst graduate is one of three players from the 2015-16 team that is coming back, including star forward Kelley Steadman, who was a practice squad player last year.
“I am excited to join the Buffalo Beauts for a second season,” said Bram. “I really enjoyed my time with the organization and can’t wait to take another shot at winning the Isobel Cup championship with them this upcoming season. We came a long way together last season and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the Beauts as we add pieces to our team.”
NWHL free agency opened on May 1 and lasts until July 31.
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