Chelsey Saunders was drafted in the fourth round (20th overall) by the Montreal Stars at the 2014 CWHL Player Entry Draft. She scored one goal and two assists in 19 games in her rookie year last season.
Prior to the start of her CWHL career, the Ottawa native spent the bulk of her playing time up front. A left winger with the McGill University Martlets for four years, Saunders helped he alma mater win two national championships in 2011 and 2014, all the while obtaining a degree in kinesiology.
Saunders stands at 5'6", enjoys baking, country music, and the Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama.
Last season, Saunders split her time with the Stars between forward and defence, but she was utilized mainly on the blue line at Les Canadiennes' selection camp on September 12-13, so it looks like that's where she'll start the season, along with Julie Chu, Carly Hill, Lauriane Rougeau, former McGill teammate Cathy Chartrand, and 2015 third-round selection Karell Emard.
Saunders will also be reunited with former McGill teammate Jordanna Peroff, who Les Canadiennes recently acquired from the Toronto Furies in exchange for future considerations. Peroff boasts both CIS titles and a Clarkson Cup championship, a feat that Saunders no doubt hopes to accomplish as well.