The The New York Riveters have signed forward Brooke Ammerman out of the University of Wisconsin. The move to bolster the offense comes one day after they improved the defense with the signing defenseman Gabie Figueroa out of Princeton. General manager Dani Rylan announced the signing.
Ammerman was an offensive juggernaut with Wisconsin. She finished her career as the fourth highest scorer in the club's history with 241 points in 152 games. Her 98 goals are third in Wisconsin's history.
Ammerman has won a litany of awards throughout her career as well, but perhaps the most notable one was the offensive player of the year award in her sophomore season. She was also a member of Wisconsin's 2009 and 2011 national championship teams. The River Vale, New Jersey native also played for the U18 team twice and the U22 team once.
"My strengths are my offensive abilities and goal-scoring, but everything I learned from [Wisconsin head coach] Mark Johnson and from coaching this past year gives me a different perspective than most players," Ammerman said.
"When my college career ended a few years ago I went to play in Europe, but it wasn't the same at all," she continued, "So to have this opportunity to play hockey near where I settled in New Jersey and continue to coach is an opportunity I couldn't pass up."