Brianna Decker

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Brianna Decker
Born (1991-05-13) May 13, 1991 (age 23)
Dousman, WI, USA
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 148 lb (67 kg; 10 st 8 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
CWHL team
Former teams
Boston Blades
Wisconsin Badgers
National team  United States
Playing career 2009–present

Brianna Decker (born May 13, 1991) is a women's ice hockey player for the Wisconsin Badgers. She is a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team. She was awarded the 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award, recognizing the best female ice hockey player in NCAA Division I play.[1]

Playing career[edit]

NCAA[edit]

In her freshman season (2009–10) with the Wisconsin Badgers women's ice hockey program, Decker scored the Badgers' first goal of the season in a game against North Dakota (October 3). During the season, she accumulated seven multi-point games and four multi-goal games. She was third in team scoring despite missing almost half of the first part of the season. On September 25, 2011, Decker scored her third career hat trick in a 13–0 defeat of the Lindenwood Lady Lions ice hockey program.[2] Her 12 game winning goals during the 2010–11 season are a program record. She holds the Badgers longest scoring streak at 32 games (February 11, 2011 to January 6, 2012). During the streak she accumulated 77 points (33 goals, 44 assists).

USA Hockey[edit]

She won gold at the 2009 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship. On January 28, 2011, it was announced that Decker was named to the preliminary roster for the U.S. Women's National Team. From April 4 to 12, 2011, she was one of 30 players that took part in a selection / training camp and was named to the final roster that participated at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship. At the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship, Brianna Decker was among the tournament's top five scorers. Decker's 11 points (four goals, seven assists) placed her second.[3]

Career stats[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Season GP G A Pts Shots Shot % PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
2009–10 27 15 12 27 134 .112 20 +10 4 1 3
2010–11 41 34 46 80 207 .164 18 +66 7 3 12

WCHA[edit]

Season GP G A Pts Shots Shot % PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
2009–10 22 12 11 23 110 .109 18 +9 3 1 3
2010–11 28 23 28 51 138 .167 14 +45 3 1 9

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner (2012)[4]
  • RBK Hockey/AHCA Division I second-team All-American (2010–11) [5]
  • All-WCHA First Team (2010–11)
  • WCHA Final Face-off Most Valuable Player (2010–11)
  • All-WCHA Rookie Team (2009–10)
  • three-time WCHA Rookie of the Week (2009–10)
  • WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year (2009–10) [6]
  • Badgers Rookie of the Year (2009–10)
  • All-WCHA Academic Team (2010–11)
  • WCHA Rookie of the Week (Week of October 5, 2009)[7]
  • 2012 Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Year Award[8]
  • Inductee into the 2014 Winter Olympics for the US team

References[edit]

Preceded by
Meghan Duggan (2010)
2012 Patty Kazmaier Award winner
(2012)
Succeeded by
Amanda Kessel (2013)