2008 promotional shot
May 1, 1979 |
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||153 lb (69 kg; 10 st 13 lb)|
Jennifer Botterill, OM (born May 1, 1979 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired women's hockey player who played for the Canadian national women's hockey team, Mississauga Chiefs and the Toronto Aeros. She assisted on the game-winning goal in her final international game, Canada's 2-0 win over the United States for the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Botterill attended Harvard University and played for the Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey program from 1998 to 2003. Harvard and several media outlets recognize Botterill as U.S. college ice hockey's career scoring leader (149 goals, 170 assists, 319 points). The NCAA does not recognize her record because women's hockey was not an NCAA-sanctioned sport in Botterill's first two college seasons. She scored at least one point in 112 of her 113 career college games (including a streak of 80 consecutive games). She was the first player to win the Patty Kazmaier Award twice as the top player in U.S. women's college hockey. Botterill set an NCAA record (since tied) for most points in one game with 10. This was accomplished on January 28, 2003 versus Boston College.
Canadian Women's Hockey League
Botterill played for the Mississauga Chiefs and Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. In 2007–08, she won the Angela James Bowl after winning the league scoring title with 61 points. She was voted the CWHL Top Forward and a CWHL Central All-Star; she won CWHL Top Scorer of the Month honours in February. In 2008-09, she was a CWHL First Team All-Star.
Botterill retired after the 2010-11 season. Her final game was the 2011 Clarkson Cup final, a 5–0 loss to the Montreal Stars. Despite playing just three seasons in the four-year-old CWHL, she retired as the league's second-best scorer with 160 points (in 79 games from 2007-08 to 2010-11). After winning the Angela James Bowl in 2007-08, she finished third in the league scoring race in both 2008-09 and 2010-11.
She won the silver medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano in 1998 as the youngest player on the Canadian team. Later, she won the gold medal in the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, playing forward. Botterill announced her retirement, on March 14, 2011. Her last appearance with Team Canada was on February 25, 2010 at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Her final point was also on February 25 when, she assisted Marie-Philip Poulin on the gold medal-winning goal.
World Championship biography
1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007 World Champion
2005, 2008, 2009 Silver Medallist
Awards and honors
- Angela James Bowl, 2007–08
- CWHL Top Forward, 2007–08
- CWHL First All-Star Team, 2008–09
- CWHL Central All-Stars, 2007–08
Accomplishments and notes
2008 Inductee, Women's Beanpot Hall of Fame
2007–08 ESSO Canada Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year
2006 Winter Olympic All Tournament Team – Awarded by the International Ice Hockey Federation
2004 Named to the Media All Star Team at the World Championships
2001 Directorate Award, Best Forward, the World Championships
2001–02 & 2002–03 Winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award for the top female college ice hockey player in the United States. Only 2-time winner of the Award
2000–01 & 2002–03 Team Captain of Harvard University
2001 Female Athlete of the Year Award – Awarded by the Province of Manitoba (Botterill's mother, Doreen McCannell won the same award 36 years before)
1999 Captain of Canada's National Women's Under 22 Team which defeated the United States in a three-game series
1999 American Women's College Hockey Alliance Women's Ice Hockey Champion
1999 Most Outstanding Player of the American Women's College Hockey Alliance Championship
1996 Attended Canada's National Junior Basketball selection camp
All Time Leading Scorer at Harvard University
Bilingual – French and English
Botterill is an online host for Gretzky.com.
Botterill is an Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play (formerly Olympic Aid).
Botterill was born to Doreen McCannell and Cal Botterill. Her mother, Doreen, competed in the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics for Canada in speed skating. Her father, Cal, is a noted sports psychologist and has advised NHL teams and works with current and former Canadian Olympic athletes. Botterill's brother, Jason Botterill, competed for Canada in the World Junior Championships (3 Gold Medals) and played in the National Hockey League. He is currently the General Manager for the Buffalo Sabres. Their grandfather, Donald Grant McCannell was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
Career statistics – Team Canada
|1997||Three Nations Cup||Nat-Tm||5||1||0||1|
|1998||Winter Olympics – Nagano||Nat-Tm||6||0||0||0|
|1999||Canadian Under-22 Xmas Cup||Nat-Tm||6||2||3||5|
|1999||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||3||1||1||2|
|1999||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||1||3||4|
|1999||Three Nations Cup||Nat-Tm||5||3||4||7|
|2000||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||2||1||3||4|
|2000||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||1||5||6|
|2000||Four Nations Cup||Nat-Tm||4||3||6||9|
|2001||Sweden / United States||Nat-Tm||2||0||1||1|
|2001||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||2||0||1||1|
|2001||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||8||2||10|
|2001||Three Nations Cup||Nat-Tm||4||2||1||3|
|2002||Winter Olympics – Salt Lake City||Nat-Tm||5||3||3||6|
|2003||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||1||3||4|
|2004||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||1||0||3||3|
|2004||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||3||8||11|
|2005||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||1||0||0||0|
|2005||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||1||6||7|
|2005||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||1||1||2|
|2005||Torino TEST EVENT||Nat-Tm||3||3||1||4|
|2006||Winter Olympics – Torino||Nat-Tm||5||1||6||7|
|2006||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||1||6||7|
|2007||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||1||1||3||4|
|2007||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||3||2||5|
|2007||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||5||2||7|
|2008||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||1||1||0||1|
|2008||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||4||4||8|
|2008||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||0||2||2|
|2009||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||5||3||8|
|Team Canada U22 totals||6||2||3||5|
|Team Canada National Team totals||162||62||102||164|
Career statistics – women's club hockey
|Harvard University/ECAC totals||113||157||183||340|
- Borzi, Pat (March 24, 2003). "HOCKEY; Minnesota-Duluth Makes It Three Straight". The New York Times.
- "Botterill wears genes well". CBC News. March 27, 2001.
- "Canada's Botterill retires from women's hockey". Canada: CBC. March 14, 2011.
- Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009–10, p.543, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
- Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009–10, p.544, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
- "DONALD GRANT MCCANNELL". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
- "Touch Olympic Gold with Jennifer Botterill and CAA". CAA South Central Ontario. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- Jennifer Botterill biography at Canoe.com
- "Toronto Aeros Win Hockey Nationals", Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity, March 13, 2005.
- "Canada's golden girls", CBC Sports, February 20, 2006.
- Jennifer Botterill on Real Champions
|Angela James Bowl
Jayna Hefford (2009)
Katja Riipi (2000)
|IIHF World Women's Championships Best Forward
Jayna Hefford (2004)
First awarded in 2001
|IIHF World Women's Championships Most Valuable Player
Krissy Wendell (2005)
Ali Brewer (2000)
|Patty Kazmaier Award
Brooke Whitney (2002)
Brooke Whitney (2002)
|Patty Kazmaier Award
Angela Ruggiero (2004)