Riveters Sign High-Scoring Forward Sarah Bujold

by Anthony Baldini

NEWARK, NJ — The Metropolitan Riveters have signed international free agent forward Sarah Bujold to a one-year contract, making her the fourth high-scoring forward signing of the young offseason. 

“I had heard great things about the league and the Rivs, as well as the opportunity to make a living at playing the sport I love,” said Bujold. “I am also looking forward to playing closer to home. Having my friends and family come to watch me play in person would be incredible!”

Bujold is a Riverview, New Brunswick native who spent the past three seasons in Sweden’s SDHL, most recently with HV71 Dam alongside recent Riveters free agent signing Ebba Berglund. As she looks ahead to her first pro season in North America, Bujold can’t wait to join the Riveters, while learning along the way from Venla Hovi and Ivo Mocek.

“In talks with the coaches, I am most excited by their vision for next season to put together a very competitive team and be a contender for the Isobel Cup.”

Bujold debuted internationally in 2019-20 with Djurgårdens IF and found the scoring sheet often over the course of her rookie campaign. She finished the season as the team’s second-highest scorer (25 points), tied for the team lead in goals (13), and contributed to a playoff berth over the course of 34 games.

She continued to make a name for herself the following season with a 14-goal, 12 assist year that once against saw her rank second on the team in points and drive a playoff bid. In the 2021-21 postseason, Bujold found twine twice and added an assist over Djurgårdens IF’s six games.

Following two impactful campaigns, the left-handed shooter opted to sign with HV71, where she spent the 2021-22 season. Through 29 games with her new team in Jönköping, Sweden, Bujold recorded career-high totals and led the team in scoring, amassing 34 points on 20 goals and 14 assists en route to another playoff appearance.

Bujold previously played collegiately for four years at St. Francis Xavier University and established herself among the country’s best young players as a gifted scorer. From 2015-19, the offensive juggernaut registered 106 points in 97 games, tallying 56 goals while adding 50 assists.

She led the X-Women in scoring as a sophomore with 43 points during the 2017-18 season and followed up that performance by leading the program in scoring in both her junior and senior seasons. As a junior, the Kinesiology and Exercise Science graduate finished second on her team in goals scored with 13 while helping the program to a U SPORTS championship. She added another 13 goals her senior year to conclude a storied collegiate career.