Harrington signs with Beauts
Paige Harrington is the first player to sign a contract with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2016-2017 season.
General Manager Ric Seiling announced Harrington and the Beauts have agreed to terms on a one-year, $10,000 contract. “Paige is a player that we saw great growth in last year,” said Seiling. “She was assigned a shutdown role and did an excellent job for us. We look forward to her continued growth and expect her to be an intricate part of our blue line core.”
Harrington appeared in all 18 regular season and all five playoff games for the Beauts. The Mansfield, MA native contributed three assists during the regular season.
“I am thrilled to be back on the blue line with the Beauts and feel very honored to have the opportunity to play another season in the NWHL,” said Harrington. “ We had a good run last season and it was amazing to play in the NWHL finals. I hope next season we can bring home the Isobel Cup to Buffalo.”
Buffalo's professional women's hockey team finished their inaugural season in third place with a 5-9-4 record. In the first round of the Isobel Cup Playoffs, the Beauts upset the second seed Connecticut Whale in three games and went on to face the Boston Pride in the finals. The Beauts lost the series in two games.
Restricted free agency began April 1 and lasts until April 30. Free agency begins May 1 and lasts until July 31. The 2016 draft is June 18.