NFL, NBA, NHL stats

Three-Time All-Star Corinne Buie Returns Home to Minnesota, Signs Contract with the Whitecaps

August 19, 2020 - National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) - Minnesota Whitecaps News Release

SAINT PAUL - Original NWHLer Corinne Buie has played in every Isobel Cup Final in league history, winning one Cup with Boston and one with Buffalo. If that streak is kept intact in the upcoming sixth season of the league, Buie will be there as a member of her home state team - the Minnesota Whitecaps.

After four prolific seasons as a member of the Buffalo Beauts, the three-time All-Star from Edina, Minn. returned home this summer and this week signed a contract to join the Whitecaps. Buie sent the following message about her former and new teams:

"To all my teammates, coaches, and the entire Buffalo Beauts organization: thank for you an incredible four years," wrote Buie. "I'm so grateful for my time in Buffalo and so proud of what we accomplished together. To all the fans: thank you for your dedication and loyalty to the team and our sport. You helped make Buffalo a home for me. Now it is time for me to return to my true home, back where my hockey dreams first began. I'm excited for this new opportunity with the Whitecaps and ready for season six of the NWHL."

A 5-9 forward, Buie has established herself as a legend in the pioneering first five years of the NWHL. In the league's first season, she helped lift the Boston Pride to the first-ever Isobel Cup title in 2016. She then joined the Beauts, scoring the Cup-winning goal for the Beauts in the 2017 Isobel Cup Final to become the league's first two-time champion. With Buie in the lineup as a top-six forward, Buffalo also advanced to the Cup Final in 2018 and 2019.

In addition to two Isobel Cup titles, Buie earned selection to the NWHL All-Star Games in three of the last four seasons, and represented Team NWHL in a two-game series against the U.S. National Team prior to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

Last season, Buie had 6 goals and 7 assists for 13 points in 24 games. For her NWHL career, she is 25-24-49 in 90 regular season games and has scored 3 goals in the playoffs.

Buie played her collegiate hockey at Providence, amassing 100 points (44-56-100) in 128 games for the Friars. She graduated from Edina High School, where she earned seven varsity letters and All-State honors in both hockey and soccer.

"The Whitecaps are proud and happy to have Corinne back home in Minnesota," said Whitecaps GM and co-head coach Jack Brodt. "She is going to be our go-to-the-net player. Corinne has strength and speed and a very hard shot. She gives our lineup another goal scorer."

• Discuss this story on the National Women's Hockey League message board...

National Women's Hockey League Stories from August 19, 2020

The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.