Slovakian National Team Forward Iveta Klimášová Signs with Buffalo for Second NWHL Season
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 8, 2020
BUFFALO –Iveta Klimášová, a member of Slovakia’s national team, has re-signed with the Beauts after making a big impression in her rookie season.
The smooth-passing power forward finished the season third on the Beauts in scoring with 18 points in 24 games. Klimášová set a single-season franchise record in assists by a forward (15) and finished the season tied for 10th in the league in primary assists (9).
Klimášová had five multi-point games and began her NWHL career with 14 points in her first 13 games. Her 18-point season was the second-highest point total by a European-born player in NWHL history (Janine Weber scored 22 points with the Riveters in 2016-17).
"I'm really looking forward to getting back out onto the ice with the Buffalo Beauts,” said Klimášová. “I love this city, and I believe that the Beauts have the best fans! Looking forward to seeing everyone soon."
Before playing in the NWHL last year, Klimášová had 44 points in 60 games with SKP Bratislava in the Elite Women’s Hockey League (EWHL).
She has been one of Team Slovakia’s top scorers in IIHF World Championship Division I-A competition over the past five years. A member of the national team since the age of 15, Klimášová served as an alternate captain for Slovakia in 2018.
"Iveta is a dynamic player," said Buffalo head coach Pete Perram. "She was a major point producer for us and scored a number of goals on bullets that the goalies are still looking for. It's awesome to have her back."