June 20, 1987 |
Elyria, OH, USA
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||132 lb (60 kg; 9 st 6 lb)|
|NWHL team||Buffalo Beauts|
|National team||United States|
Brianne Lea McLaughlin (born June 20, 1987) is an American ice hockey goaltender. She is a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team. She plays for the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL).
McLaughlin attended Elyria Catholic High School in Elyria, Ohio. She went on to play ice hockey for four years (2006 to 2009) at Robert Morris Colonials women's ice hockey program. McLaughlin set an NCAA record of 3,809 career saves. Overall, she stopped 3,809 of the 4,188 shots she faced, resulting in a .910 save percentage. She recorded at least 50 saves four times as a senior with the Robert Morris Colonials in 2008–09. In the 2010 CWHL Draft, she was drafted 24th overall by the Burlington Barracudas but never played a game for them.
McLaughlin currently owns and operates a goalie training facility in Neville Island, Pennsylvania, 15 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh.
In 2008, McLaughlin played one game in the United States Women's Under-22 series with Canada. She stopped 20 of 26 shots in just under 44 minutes. She made her Olympic debut for the US on February 14, 2010. It was a 12–1 United States victory over China in the preliminary round. In a game versus Finland at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, Brianne McLaughlin made nine saves as she posted a shutout in an 11–0 victory. McLaughlin was named to her second Olympic team for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
McLaughlin joined the Buffalo Beauts for the NWHL's inaugural 2015/16 season as the franchise's starting goaltender, and was selected to play in the league's All Star Game that season. In July 2016, McLaughlin re-signed with Buffalo Beauts for the 2016/17 season, signing a one-year $17,000 contract.
Awards and honors
Silver medal – 2010 Winter Olympics in Hockey
Silver medal – 2014 Winter Olympics in Hockey
- Team USA.org: Vancouver women’s hockey team announced.
- "Two-Time Olympic Silver Medalist McLaughlin Signs with Buffalo".
- NCAA Ice Hockey Division I Women’s Records
- "RMU Graduate Brianne McLaughlin Stars for U.S. Women's Olympic Team".
- "Yahoo Sports – Sports News, Scores, Rumors, Fantasy Games, and more". Yahoo Sports. January 18, 2016.
- "2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team Unveiled". USAHockey.com. January 1, 2014. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
- Nelson, Dustin L. (July 31, 2016). "Brianne McLaughlin Returns to the Buffalo Beauts". The Hockey Writers. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- Robert Morris University. "Newsroom".
- Robert Morris University. "Newsroom" (PDF).
- Career statistics and player information from Eliteprospects.com
- McLaughlin Gold Medal Goalie Training
- McLaughlin Gold Medal Goalie Training and All Girls Camp
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