Buffalo Beauts, MacDougall Agree To Contract Release


BUFFALO – The Buffalo Beauts and forward Autumn MacDougall have agreed to a contract release from the team, at the request of the player. MacDougall has not been part of the team’s current road trip against the Boston Pride (Jan. 14/15) and the Connecticut Whale (Jan. 17/18).

“The Beauts and Auttie have parted entirely amicably, and we wish her nothing but the best as she continues her professional career,” said GM Nate Oliver. “We thank Auttie for her three seasons as a Beaut and we hope to see her around the rinks sometime soon.”

MacDougall scored nine goals, 10 assists, and 19 points in 34 regular season games for Buffalo. She was a third-round (14th overall) selection by the Beauts in the 2020 Premier Hockey Federation Draft.

The Beauts have waived MacDougall’s non-compete clause in the contract and she is free to sign with other professional teams.

About the Buffalo Beauts

The Buffalo Beauts are a professional women's ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York and competing in the Premier Hockey Federation (formerly the National Women’s Hockey League). The Beauts are one of the Founding Four teams that stepped on the ice in 2015 and the 2017 Isobel Cup Champions. The team is owned and operated by NLTT Hockey Ventures. Visit beauts.nwhl.zone to learn more.

About Premier Hockey Federation (PHF)

The PHF is the leading home of professional women’s hockey in North America. Established in 2015 as the National Women’s Hockey League, the NWHL rebranded to become the PHF in 2021 and maintains the mission to provide strong role models and fuel the continued growth of the sport. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, and the Toronto Six who all compete annually for the Isobel Cup.