Nana Fujimoto

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Nana Fujimoto
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Born (1989-03-03) March 3, 1989 (age 29)
Sapporo, Japan
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb; 8 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Played for Japan
 Vortex Sapporo[1]
NWHL
 New York Riveters
National team  Japan
Playing career 2005–present

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

Career[edit]

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 July 27, 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]

References[edit]

  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
  3. ^ "Knight named MVP". www.worldwomen2015.com. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  4. ^ Shimbun, The Yomiuri. "Fujimoto joins U.S. pro ice hockey league". Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  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 February 10, 2018. 

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