Olympian signs with Buffalo Beauts
Lisa Chesson, who won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics with the U.S. women's hockey team, has signed a contract with the Buffalo Beauts for the 2016-17 season. General Manager Ric Seiling announced that Chesson and the Beauts agreed to terms on a one-year, $15,000 contract.“Lisa brings the tools we need on defense,” said Seiling. “Along with being a left shot, she has been a member of the U.S. 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,” Seiling said.
Chesson finished her collegiate career at Ohio State in 2008 with 89 points (27g, 62a) in 145 games. With USA Hockey, the defenseman has played in five Four Nations Cup tournaments, three IIHF Women’s World Championships and won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, BC. Chesson scored 6 points (3g, 3a) in 5 games in that tournament.
“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!”
Olympics and will represent the U.S. once again as a member of the 2014 Olympic team in Sochi, Russia. She won a World Junior gold medal in 2009 and also played NCAA Division I college hockey at Ohio State University.