BUFFALO – As a member of the Connecticut Whale last season, Kayla Meneghin scored three goals and added an assist in her four games against the Buffalo Beauts. Saying “It’ll be nice to have that firepower on our side now,” Buffalo GM Nate Oliver has signed Meneghin to a contract to play the upcoming NWHL season with the Beauts.
“I’m proud to sign with the Buffalo Beauts because hockey is my passion,” said Meneghin. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to play with the Beauts this season, and to continue experiencing the passion that I have for this game. Buffalo is a great city with passionate and loyal fans, and I can’t wait to join my new teammates for Season Six. LET’S-GO-BUF-FA-LO!”
In 2019-20, her second season in the NWHL, the 5-4 forward from New Jersey was 4-4-8 in 14 games with the Whale.
Prior to her time in Connecticut, Meneghin was a three-time All-American at SUNY Plattsburgh. She finished her career fourth all-time in NCAA Division III history in points (188) and fifth in assists (102). She played 117 games for the Cardinals and was named First Team AHCA All-American in her sophomore and junior years, and Second Team All-American as a freshman and senior.
“Kayla will significantly bolster our offense,” said Oliver. “As we saw last season, she is a high-caliber player. Our staff is confident that Kayla’s game will continue to development and that she will have a true breakout NWHL season in her first year with us.”