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Emily Pfalzer Matheson (born June 14, 1993) is an American women's ice hockey player that currently captains the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL).

Emily Pfalzer
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Born (1993-06-14) June 14, 1993 (age 26)
Getzville, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 2 in (157 cm)
Weight 126 lb (57 kg; 9 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NWHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Beauts
Mississauga Chiefs
Boston College
National team  United States
Playing career 2015–present

Internationally, Pfalzer plays for United States women's national ice hockey team and has won a gold medal at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship, 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship, 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship and the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Playing careerEdit

NCAAEdit

Pfalzer played for Boston College for her entire NCAA career, 2011–2015, and was the first defender in the program to reach 100 career points.[1]

NWHLEdit

Pfalzer made her professional debut in the NWHL on October 11, 2015, with the Buffalo Beauts playing against the Boston Pride.[2]

During the 2015–16 season, Pfalzer was named the captain of the Buffalo Beauts on November 11, 2015.[3] On November 22, in a match against the Connecticut Whale, Pfalzer would record five assists, setting a Beauts franchise record for most points in one game.[citation needed]. In January 2016, Pfalzer captained the 1st NWHL All-Star Game, opposing Team Knight captained by Hilary Knight.[4]

International playEdit

USA HockeyEdit

Having been part of the United States Hockey National Camp since the age of 14, she served as an assistant captain on the US team that captured the gold medal at the 2011 IIHF Under-18 Women's World Championships.

Following the conclusion of her collegiate career, Pfalzer was named to the United States women's national ice hockey team to compete at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship. The following year she was named to the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship.[5]

Pfalzer was selected to participate at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where she helped Team USA beat Canada for a gold medal.[6]

Career statsEdit

NCAAEdit

Season GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 37 5 13 18 8
2012–13 37 4 13 17 18
2013–14 37 6 19 25 14
2014–15 30 7 31 38 10
Total 141 22 76 98 50

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USA HockeyEdit

Event 'GP G A Pts'
2010 IIHF U18 Worlds 5 0 6 6
2011 IIHF U18 Worlds 5 2 2 4
2014 Four Nations Cup 4 2 1 3
Total 14 4 9 13

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Hockey East All-Rookie Team, Unanimous Selection (2011–12)
  • 2011–12 Boston College Freshman Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2012–13 Second Team Hockey East All-Star
  • 2013–14 Hockey East Defenseman of the Year
  • 2012–13 All New England Division 1 Women's All-Star Team
  • 2013–14 First Team Hockey East All-Star
  • Top 10 Finalist, 2015 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award
  • 2014–15 Hockey East First Team All-Star[8]
  • 2015 CCM Hockey Women's Division I All-Americans, First Team[9]

Personal lifeEdit

During the summer of 2018, Pfalzer became engaged to Florida Panthers defenceman Mike Matheson.[10] They married on July 20, 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EMILY PFALZER". bceagles.com. Retrieved October 16, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  2. ^ Scifo, Dan (October 13, 2015). "Pfalzer Finds Success Playing Professionally in Hometown". usahockey.com. Retrieved October 16, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Local Hero Pfalzer Named Beauts Captain". thehockeywriters.com. November 11, 2015. Retrieved October 16, 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  4. ^ Borzi, Pat (January 24, 2016). "First NWHL All-Star Game Reaches Primary Goal: Fun". ESPN. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Steele, Annabel (February 24, 2016). "Four Eagles Named to Women's National Team for IIHF World Championships". The Heights. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Rexrode, Joe (February 22, 2018). "Buffalo-native Pfalzer, at 5-foot-2, stands tall as USA women win gold in hockey". Democrat and Chronicle. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Player Stats – Year by Year – Emily Pfalzer :: Statistics :: USCHO.com :: U.S. College Hockey Online". USCHO.com. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "GOPHERSPORTS.COM Four Gophers Earn All-American Status :: University of Minnesota Official Athletic Site :: Women's Ice Hockey".
  10. ^ Cowan, Stu (September 19, 2018). "Stu Cowan: Road to NHL started with ringette for Panthers' Mike Matheson". The Gazette. Montreal. Retrieved October 16, 2018.

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