PHF’s Buffalo Beauts confirm deal for MVP Grant-Mentis

Toronto Six forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis (13) looks to pass the puck as Boston Pride forward Mary Parker (7) defends during the first period of a semifinal in the NWHL Isobel Cup hockey tournament Friday, March 26, 2021, in Boston. (Mary Schwalm/AP)

The Buffalo Beauts of the Premier Hockey Federation officially announced the signing of Mikyla Grant-Mentis to a one-year contract Monday morning.

The deal, which was reported on Saturday by Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek, is a landmark contract for a women’s hockey player, paying Grant-Mentis $80K USD with 10 per cent of the amount as bonus.

Marek reported on a 32 Thoughts Hockey Night in Canada segment that various Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association players have inquired to PHF teams about joining their ranks.

Grant-Mentis, who is the first Black player to win the Premier Hockey Federation MVP award, started her professional career with the Beauts in 2019-20. She spent the last two seasons with the Toronto Six. The 23-year-old from Brampton recorded 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) in 19 games for the Six in the 2021-22 PHF season.

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