Returning For Remainder Of Season 7, Toronto Six Sign Forward Natalie Marcuzzi

by Justin Levine

TORONTO -- The Toronto Six added a familiar face on Wednesday morning, signing forward Natalie Marcuzzi, who returns for her second PHF season.

“I’m very excited. I think Toronto and the Six both have a close spot in my heart, and we’re definitely a team that can compete, and is ready to win a championship,” the forward said. “I’m excited to join the group. This is a great group of women, slightly different, but definitely a good core from last year, and also a phenomenal group of coaches all the way up to the ownership. I’m so happy to be back with the organization, playing and joining their mission to win the Isobel Cup.”

Marcuzzi becomes the twenty-first player to join the active Six roster for 2021-22 after playing in a third line role alongside Mackenzie MacNeil and Breanne Wilson-Bennett a year ago. Making her pro debut with Toronto last season in Lake Placid, New York, the former fourth-round draft pick produced one point on one assist, helping the team gain valuable playoff experience with an appearance in the Isobel Cup Semifinals in Boston against the Pride.

“We are thrilled to have Natalie Marcuzzi back in a Toronto Six jersey,” said Digit Murphy, President of the Toronto Six. “Her experience on and off the ice with the T6 systems and culture will provide veteran leadership to an already established group. Her ability to balance full time employment at RBC and follow her passion for hockey is exactly the mindset we welcome to our organization.”

Before starting her career with the Six, Marcuzzi, who stands at five-foot-seven, played collegiate hockey at Robert Morris University. From 2017-20, the left-handed shooter recorded 40 points, tallying 20 goals, while adding 20 assists. Leading the team as alternate captain in her Senior year, the now 23-year-old played with T6 forward Leah Marino.

Prior to attending post-secondary, the accounting and finance graduate played with the Mississauga Chiefs in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League. From 2014-16, the Thornhill native amassed 45 points, racking up 17 goals, while adding 28 assists.

Marcuzzi joins a talented forward core that includes the likes of Shiann Darkangelo, Mikyla Grant-Mentis, Emma Woods and Brooke Boquist. This also includes Maegan Beres, Amy Curlew, Leah Marino, Taylor Woods, Taylor Day, Michela Cava, Annie MacDonald, and Tori Charron.

Marcuzzi becomes the twentieth Canadian to sign with the Six for 2021-22.

Re-upping with Toronto for another Isobel Cup playoff push, Marcuzzi said she’s most excited to continue competing and lace up her skates on a regular basis.

“The most exciting thing about being back here [with the Six at Canlan Sports - York] is having the privilege of being back on the ice every week,” she said. "I think that really does mean a lot, just to be able to play everyday. I think the second most exciting thing that’s perhaps a result of being on the ice everyday is winning the Isobel Cup, overall I’m really excited to have that opportunity and hopefully to succeed.”