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Nana Fujimoto (藤本 那菜, Fujimoto Nana, born 3 March 1989 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan) is a professional Japanese ice hockey player for Vortex Sapporo and the Japanese national team. Fujimoto was previously a starting goaltender for the New York Riveters of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL).[1]

Nana Fujimoto
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Born (1989-03-03) 3 March 1989 (age 30)
Sapporo, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb; 8 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
JWIHC team
Former teams
Vortex Sapporo
New York Riveters
National team  Japan
Playing career 2007–present

CareerEdit

Fujimoto participated at the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship and was named best goalkeeper of the tournament.[2][3]

Fujimoto was signed by the New York Riveters of the National Women's Hockey League on 27 July 2015.[4] Fujimoto played as the starting goaltender for the franchise's first season and was selected as a starter for the 2016 All-Star Game.[5] Fujimoto did not return to the NWHL for the 2016/17 season due to her obligations towards the Japanese national team.[6]

Fujimoto competed at both the 2014 and the 2018 Winter Olympics.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Murphy, Mike (25 September 2016). "NWHL: Interview with Nana Fujimoto of the New York Riveters and Team Japan". Blueshirt Banter. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ "2015 IIHF World Championship roster" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Knight named MVP". www.worldwomen2015.com. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  4. ^ Shimbun, The Yomiuri. "Fujimoto joins U.S. pro ice hockey league". Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  5. ^ Berkman, Seth (4 March 2016). "Obstacles for Global Talent in National Women's Hockey League". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  6. ^ Colelli, Kevin (9 May 2016). "Nana Fujimoto's Future with Riveters Remains Unclear". Above The Boards. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Nana Fujimoto". Pyeongchang 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

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