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RMU alum Jaycee Gebhard to play professionally in Sweden

Robert Morris alumna Jaycee Gebhard, the program’s first player to be selected in the first round of the NWHL draft, will instead play the 2020-21 season in Sweden, Pittsburgh Hockey Digest has confirmed.

Gebhard a 22 year-old forward, has signed with Brynäs IF of the Swedish Svenska Damhockeyligan or SDHL, just days after being selected by Toronto with the No. 6 overall selection in the 2020 NWHL Draft. Gebhard’s signing was first reported by West Central Online.

A native of Plenty, Saskatchewan, Gebhard is RMU’s all-time career scoring and assists leader. In her senior season in 2019-20, Gebhard scored 20 goals and recorded 43 assists in 36 games, setting school records for assists and points in a season.

Gebhard will become at least the fourth former Robert Morris player to skate in the SDHL. Goaltender Meeri Räisänen, who played one season at RMU in 2010-11, played for AIK in the 2019-20 season. Forward Aneta Ledlova (RMU 2016-18) played for AIK in 2018-19, forward Mackenzie Johnston (RMU 2013-17) played for SDE HF in 2017-18.

Fellow RMU alumna Natalie Marcuzzi was also selected by Toronto, in the fourth round of the 2020 NWHL draft. Her signing status for the 2020-21 season has not been announced.

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