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Buffalo Signs Defender Dominique Kremer, Formerly with Djurgardens IF and Merrimack

May 12, 2020 - National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) - Buffalo Beauts News Release

BUFFALO - The Buffalo Beauts are proud to welcome defender Dominique Kremer, who joins the professional ranks in North America after a season in the SDHL with Djurgardens IF. Kremer, who had an excellent collegiate career from 2015 - 2019 at Merrimack, has signed with Buffalo for the upcoming NWHL season.

"I decided to sign with the Buffalo Beauts in the NWHL because I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself.," said Kremer, 22. "I am confident that by partaking in this league I can inspire the younger generation of girls to one day become a Beaut, too! This has given me another opportunity to hopefully showcase my abilities on and off the ice."

In her first pro season, the West Fargo, North Dakota native led Djurgardens IF defenders in points, with 16 on five goals and 11 assists. Her team allowed just 77 goals - third-fewest in the league.

After developing as a young player with the St. Louis Lady Blues organization and later at Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep, Kremer played 138 games over four years at Merrimack College. She missed only two games in those four years.

In Merrimack's inaugural season in 2015-16, she was named an alternate captain. In her senior season, she was 7-14-21 in 36 games, ranked sixth in points among defenders in Hockey East, and led Merrimack in blocked shots. She was honored as a Hockey East Third Team All-Star. Kremer was originally selected 17th overall by Connecticut in the 2018 NWHL Draft.

"Our coaches and I followed Dominique's career at Merrimack and in the SDHL very closely, and we hoped to sign her because she's a perfect fit for our lineup," said Beauts GM Nate Oliver. "Dominique is very sound in the defensive zone. Beauts fans will love her style of play. The Beauts are incredibly excited to welcome Dominique to Buffalo."

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