Hayley Scamurra
Born (1994-12-14)December 14, 1994,
Williamsville, New York, U.S.
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
161 lb (73 kg; 11 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NWHL team
F. teams
Buffalo Beauts
Northeastern Huskies
Ntl. team Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Playing career 2012–present

Hayley Scamurra (born December 14, 1994) is a women's ice hockey player who currently plays with the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL. Prior to joining the Beauts she was a standout for the Northeastern University Huskies, where she played for four seasons.

She is the daughter of former Washington Capitals player Peter Scamurra. Prior to playing college hockey she was one of only a few American players to compete in the Ontario Junior women's league, playing for the Oakville Jr. Hornets and Burlington Jr. Barracudas.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

College hockey[edit | edit source]

Scamurra played four seasons as a forward for the Northeastern Huskies where she played in 123 games, and scored 111 points, tied for 21st all-time in school history.[1][2] She was often paired with Kazmaier Award winner Kendall Coyne as a linemate.

In her freshman season (2013–14), she was chosen as a Women's Hockey East Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Forward,[3] as well as the Rookie of the Month for February 2014.

In her sophomore season (2014–2015), she was third on the team in goals, despite playing in only 19 contests.

Her junior season (2015–16) was her breakout year, as she amassed 43 points, and had a plus/minus rating of +43. She was a key teammate of Coyne, assisting on her 50th goal of the year.

In her final season (2016–17), Scamurra scored 8 goals and an impressive 23 assists, despite losing Kendall Coyne as a linemate. She was named the WHEA Best Defensive Forward.[4]

Professional hockey[edit | edit source]

In the 2016 NWHL Draft, Scamurra was chosen by the Buffalo Beauts, as the 10th overall pick, and the third chosen by Buffalo.[5] She signed with the Beauts on March 10, 2017 to help with the end of season push for the Isobel Cup[6] and was able to appear in the final regular season game, against the Connecticut Whale. She scored a goal in the first period of that game.

In her first appearance at the Isobel Cup playoffs, Scamurra scored 4 points (1 G, 3 A) in two games, including an assist in the championship game. The Buffalo Beauts defeated the Boston Pride and won the Isobel Cup as 2016-17 NWHL champions.[7]

During the 2017–18 NWHL season, Scamurra led the Beauts in goals and tied for the team lead in points. She was named Rookie of the Year, and was voted as one of the three stars of the season by the fans.[8] She was named to the all-star game, where she scored a hat-trick and was named co-MVP.[9] The Beauts lost in the NWHL Championship to the Metropolitan Riveters.

In the 2018–19 NWHL season, Scamurra led the league in scoring with 20 points (10 G, 10 A).[10] She was named to her second all-star game.[11] The Beauts again reached the NWHL finals, achieving this feat for the third consecutive season, before ultimately losing in overtime to the Minnesota Whitecaps.[12]

International hockey[edit | edit source]

On January 25, 2019, Scamurra was named to the U.S. Women's National Team Roster for the 2019 Rivalry Series against Team Canada February 12–17, 2019 in London and Toronto, Ontario, and Detroit.[13][14]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

NCAA – Northeastern[edit | edit source]

Season GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG +/-
2013–14 29 7 15 22 26 1 0 +9
2014–15 19 10 5 15 12 5 0 +5
2015–16 38 14 29 43 24 3 0 +41
2016–17 37 8 23 31 40 2 1 +26
Total 123 39 72 111 102 11 1 +81

.[15]

NWHL – Buffalo Beauts[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Playoffs
Season GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG +/- GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG +/-
2016–17 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1 2 1 3 4 0 0 0 +3
2017–18 14 7 7 14 16 1 1 +4 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 +1
2018–19 16 10 10 20 12 2 0 +16 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 -1
Total 31 18 17 35 28 3 1 +19 6 1 6 7 2 0 0 +3

[16]

International – USA[edit | edit source]

Event GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG +/-
2019 Rivalry Series 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 IIHF World Championships 7 1 1 2 2 0 0 +5
2020 Rivalry Series 3 1 2 3 4 0 0
Total 13 2 3 5 6 0 0 +5

[17]

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • NWHL Players' Association Top Player of the Year Award (2018–19)[18]
  • NWHL Leading Scorer Award (2018–19)[19]
  • (2x) NWHL All-Star (2018, 2019)[20][11]
  • Co-MVP, 3rd NWHL All-Star Game[21]
  • NWHL Co-Player of the Week, Awarded February 5, 2018[22]
  • NWHL Rookie of the Year[23][8]
  • WHEA Best Defensive Forward[24]
  • WHEA All-Rookie Team[25]
  • WHEA Rookie of the Month in February 2014[26]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hayley Scamurra bio. Northeastern University. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  2. Women's Hockey – 100-Point Scorers.
  3. League Announces Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team Honorees. Hockey East Association (March 5, 2014). Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  4. Women's Hockey East Association Names 2016–17 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team: Five Other Award Winners Announced for 2016–17 Season. Hockey East Association (March 1, 2017). Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  5. Beauts pick second in NWHL Draft (en-us) (2017-08-16).
  6. Staff (March 10, 2017). Hayley Scamurra signs with Beauts.
  7. Hayley Scamurra game log. National Women's Hockey League. Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Staff (March 20, 2018). Beauts' Scamurra named NWHL Rookie of the Year.
  9. Team Ott takes NWHL All-Star Game behind Hayley Scamurra's hat trick.
  10. Stats.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Murphy, Mike (February 7, 2019). 2019 NWHL All-Star Game Preview.
  12. Whitecaps win NWHL's Isobel Cup in thrilling overtime finish.
  13. Hockey, U. S. A. (January 25, 2019). U.S. Women's National Team Roster Announced for 2019 Rivalry Series.
  14. Lysowski, Lance (December 29, 2018). Scamurra hoping to help in Beauts' turnaround, waiting for Team USA call.
  15. Hayley Scamurra statistics. U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO). Retrieved on April 21, 2017.
  16. Hayley Scamurra bio. NWHL.zone. Retrieved on January 18, 2019.
  17. https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/team-canada/women/national/2019-20/rivalry-series/stats/player-stats
  18. Elia, Scamurra lead Beauts sweep of NWHL major awards.
  19. NWHL Awards.
  20. Hayley Scamurra selected to NWHL All-Star Game.
  21. Koelzer Scores Four, Scamurra Three, as Team Ott Defeats Team Lev, 8–6, Before Sellout Crowd By Jane Norton. NWHL.zone. Retrieved on February 15, 2018.
  22. NWHL Players of The Week: Emily Fluke and Hayley Scamurra. nwhl.zone. Retrieved on March 26, 2018.
  23. NWHL Awards. nwhl.zone. Retrieved on January 18, 2019.
  24. Scamurra honored as WHEA's Best Defensive Forward.
  25. Mottau, Scamurra named to WHEA All-Rookie Team.
  26. Scamurra named Pro Ambitions Rookie of the Month in WHEA.

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