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Buffalo Beauts sign goaltender Brianne McLaughlin

The Buffalo Beauts signed goaltender Brianne McLaughlin, a two-time Olympic Silver medalist, on Wednesday. She is the first player to sign with the Beauts.

McLaughlin, the 28-year-old Sheffield, Ohio native, graduated from Robert Morris University in 2009. She set an NCAA record with 3,809 saves and competed in three International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship tournaments.

McLaughlin was a part of a three-goaltender rotation used during the 2014 Four Nations Cup for the U.S. women’s national team in 2013-14.

“Buffalo has a tradition of strong goalies between the pipes. Hasek and Miller put the Sabres on the radar in the NHL an now I think McLaughlin will continue such a tradition of great net-minders for the Beauts and the NWHL,” Beauts General Manager Linda Mroz said in a release.