Megan Bozek

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Megan Bozek
Born (1991-03-27) March 27, 1991 (age 25)
Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NWHL team
Former teams
Buffalo Beauts
Toronto Furies
Minnesota
National team  United States
Playing career 2008–present

Megan Bozek (born March 27, 1991) is an American ice hockey player. She was named to the United States women's national ice hockey team which represented the United States at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship. In addition, she competed for the Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey program in the NCAA. She was selected second overall by the Toronto Furies in the 2014 CWHL Draft.

Playing career[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Bozek joined the Minnesota Golden Gophers in autumn 2009. By season's end, she tied for fifth on the team in scoring and second among defenders.

USA Hockey[edit]

During the 2007–08 season, Bozek was a member of the U.S. Under-22 Team. In the gold medal game of the 2009 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship, she logged two assists.[1]

Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL)[edit]

On August 19, 2014, Bozek was picked second overall in the 2014 CWHL Draft by the Toronto Furies.[2]

National Women's Hockey League (NWHL)[edit]

On September 25, 2015, Bozek signed with the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League. Selected to participate in the inaugural NWHL All-Star Game, Bozek would win the hardest shot competition. Bozek and the Beauts would finish their inaugural season by playing for the inaugural Isobel Cup finals.

On July 31, 2016, Bozek resigned with Buffalo, on a one year contract for $22,500, making her the highest paid player in the history of the Beauts.[3] Playing for Team Kessel, Bozek scored a goal at the 2nd NWHL All-Star Game.[4]

Career stats[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Minnesota[5][edit]

Season GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
2009–10 40 6 18 24 40 6 0 1
2010–11 37 6 17 23 70 3 0 3
2011–12 39 15 27 42 34 8 0 3
2012–13 41 20 37 57 34 9 1 3

CWHL[edit]

Year Team Games Played Goals Assists Points +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
2014-15 Toronto Furies[6] 22 3 7 10 -11 10 2 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2010 Second Team All-WCHA
  • 2010 WCHA All-Rookie Team
  • WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of December 7, 2011)[7]
  • 2011 WCHA Tournament team
  • 2011–12 CCM Hockey Women’s Division I All-Americans, First Team[8]
  • 2011–12 Minnesota Golden Gophers Female Athlete of the Year[9]
  • 2012 NCAA Frozen Four tournament team
  • NWHL Player of the Week, January 5, 2016 [10]

References[edit]