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Shamrocks Alumna Savannah Harmon Drafted Sixth Overall by Buffalo Beauts of NWHL

Monday, August 21, 2017, 10:42AM

Boston Shamrocks Alumna Savannah Harmon, a standout defenseman for the Clarkson University National Champion women's hockey team, was selected by the Buffalo Beauts in last week's  National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) draft.  Entering her senior year in 2017-18, Harmon was the sixth overall player selected in the draft with Buffalo's second-round pick.  The five-round NWHL Draft is for college players entering their senior season.

Before Clarkson, Savannah played with the Boston Shamrocks where she earned first-team JWHL All-Star honors in 2014 and served as assistant captain during the 2013-2014 season. Savannah also attended the USA Hockey National Player Development Camp every year from 2009-2012. At Clarkson, Savannah was points leader among rookie skaters in 2014-2015 and was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Team. 

A native of Downers Grove, Illinois, Harmon served as a co-captain on Clarkson's National Championship squad last season. She scored the game-winning goal in the 3-0 win over Wisconsin in the national title game to earn the Golden Knights their second NCAA Championship in four years.

During the 2016-2017 season she was second in the country in points among defenseman, scoring a career-high 36 points on 11 goals and 25 assists. Through 119 NCAA D-1 career games, Harmon has totaled 79 points on 22 goals and 57 assists.  Harmon earned a myriad of honors in 2016-17, being named a second-team All-American, ECAC Hockey Best Defenseman Award winner, first-team all-league all-star, NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team, All-USCHO second team, a finalist for ECAC Hockey Player of the Year and a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award. The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is presented annually to the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey.