List of Olympic women's ice hockey players for the United States

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Several women wearing blue hockey jerseys wave to a crowd.
The American women acknowledge the crowd in Vancouver after winning silver medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Women's ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1998.[1] The United States women's national ice hockey team has participated in every tournament since then. Seven goaltenders and forty-five skaters have played for the United States.

Men's ice hockey had been introduced at the 1920 Summer Olympics, and added to the Winter Olympic Games in 1924.[2] In July 1992, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to approve women's hockey as an Olympic event to first be held at the 1998 Winter Olympics.[1][3] Until 1998, international women's hockey had been dominated by Canada's national team. Canadian teams had won every World Championship; however, by 1997, the American team had improved and was evenly matched with Canada. In thirteen games played between the two teams in 1997, Canada won seven and the United States six.[4] Canada and the United States dominated the preliminary round of the 1998 tournament, and in their head-to-head match up during the final round-robin game, the United States won 7–4.[4] The two teams met again in the gold medal game, which the United States won 3–1.[5] The Canadian and American teams continued their rivalry, and in a rematch between the two at the 2002 Winter Olympics, Canada won 3–2. In the 2006 Olympics, the American team advanced to the semi-finals before falling to Sweden. It marked the first time in international competition that the final would not feature the United States against Canada.[6] The Americans defeated Finland for the bronze medal. The 2010 team included fifteen players making their Olympic debut.[7] The Americans again met the Canadians in the final, and in a repeat of 2002 the Canadians took the gold, giving the Americans their second silver.[8]

The United States has won one gold medal, two silver medals, and one bronze medal in women's hockey.[9] One player (Cammi Granato) has been inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Hall of Fame and the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition, the 1998 gold medal-winning team was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. Two women (Angela Ruggiero and Jenny Potter) have participated in all four tournaments and won four medals (one gold, two silvers, and one bronze). Potter is the all-time leading American scorer in the women's tournament at the Olympics, with 11 goals, 19 assists and 30 points. National teams are co-ordinated by USA Hockey and players are chosen by the team's management staff.[10]

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Goaltenders[edit]

A female ice hockey goaltender is on the ice.  She is standing bent over with her hands on her knees.
Chanda Gunn backstopped the Americans to a bronze medal in 2006.
A female ice hockey goaltender is on the ice.  She is standing straight and looking forward.  Her jersey is blue and features a stylized USA.
Jessie Vetter won a silver medal in 2010.
Player 1998
2002
2006
2010
GP
W
L
T
SO
Min GA
GAA
Medals Notes Ref(s).
DeCosta, SaraSara DeCosta Green tickY Green tickY 6 5 1 0 3 330 7 1.27  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14]
Dreyer, PamPam Dreyer Green tickY 1 1 0 0 1 60 0 0.00  Bronze (2006) [15]
Gunn, ChandaChanda Gunn Green tickY 4 3 1 0 1 250 6 1.44  Bronze (2006) [15]
McLaughlin, BrianneBrianne McLaughlin Green tickY 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 7.50  Silver (2010) [16]
Schaus, MollyMolly Schaus Green tickY 1 1 0 0 0 52 0 0.00  Silver (2010) [16]
Tueting, SarahSarah Tueting Green tickY Green tickY 6 5 0 0 2 329 5 0.91  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14]
Vetter, JessieJessie Vetter Green tickY 4 3 1 0 2 240 3 0.75  Silver (2010) [16]

Skaters[edit]

A female ice hockey player is skating towards the camera.  Her jersey is white and features a stylized "USA" on the front.
Caitlin Cahow won bronze with the American women in 2006 and added a silver in 2010.
A female ice hockey player, wearing white, plays the puck as an opposing player in red falls down on the ice trying to stop her.
Molly Engstrom has scored seven points in nine Olympic games.
A female ice hockey player looks down at the puck as she prepares to hit it with her stick.
Erika Lawler posted two points in her first Olympics and helped the Americans to a silver medal.
A female ice hockey player, wearing white, is playing the puck as an opposing player, wearing red, is directly behind her trying to hit her.
Jenny Schmidgall-Potter is one of only two players to have played for all four Olympic teams.
A female ice hockey player, wearing a white jersey with a stylized "USA" on the chest, has the puck and is looking forward, either for a shot or a teammate to pass to.
Angela Ruggiero has 6 goals and 9 assists in 21 Olympic games, along with four medals.
A female ice hockey player, wearing a white jersey with a stylized "USA" on the chest, is on the ice with her stick slightly raised off the surface, looking forward.
Kerry Weiland made her Olympic debut in Vancouver and won a silver medal.
Player 1998
2002
2006
2010
GP
G
A
P
PIM
Medals Notes Ref(s).
Bailey, ChrisChris Bailey Green tickY Green tickY 11 1 3 4 4  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14]
Baker, LaurieLaurie Baker Green tickY Green tickY 11 7 5 12 10  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14]
Belamy, KaceyKacey Belamy Green tickY 5 0 1 1 4  Silver (2010) [16]
Blahoski, AlanaAlana Blahoski Green tickY 6 0 2 2 0  Gold (1998) USHHOF (2009) [13]
Brown-Miller, LisaLisa Brown-Miller Green tickY 6 1 2 3 2  Gold (1998) USHHOF (2009) [13]
Bye, KarynKaryn Bye Green tickY Green tickY 11 8 6 14 4  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14]
Cahow, CaitlinCaitlin Cahow Green tickY Green tickY 10 2 2 4 12  Bronze (2006)
 Silver (2010)
[15][16]
Chesson, LisaLisa Chesson Green tickY 5 2 3 5 2  Silver (2010) [16]
Chu, JulieJulie Chu Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 15 4 8 12 10  Silver (2002)
 Bronze (2006)
 Silver (2010)
[14][15][16]
Coyne, ColleenColleen Coyne Green tickY 6 0 0 0 4  Gold (1998) USHHOF (2009) [13]
Darwitz, NatalieNatalie Darwitz Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 15 14 9 23 17  Silver (2002)
 Bronze (2006)
 Silver (2010)
Team Captain (2010)[17] [14][15][16]
Duggan, MeghanMeghan Duggan Green tickY 5 4 0 4 2  Silver (2010) [16]
Dunn-Luoma, TriciaTricia Dunn-Luoma Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16 2 0 2 49  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
 Bronze (2006)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14][15]
Engstrom, MollyMolly Engstrom Green tickY Green tickY 9 3 4 7 10  Bronze (2006)
 Silver (2010)
[15][16]
Granato, CammiCammi Granato Green tickY Green tickY 11 10 8 18 0  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
Team Captain (1998, 2002)[18][19]
IIHFHOF (2008)
USHHOF (2008)[20]
USHHOF (2009)
[13][14][21][22]
Hagerman, JamieJamie Hagerman Green tickY 5 0 0 0 2  Bronze (2006) [15]
Insalaco, KimKim Insalaco Green tickY 5 0 0 0 4  Bronze (2006) [15]
Kauth, KathleenKathleen Kauth Green tickY 5 0 0 0 2  Bronze (2006) [15]
Kennedy, CourtneyCourtney Kennedy Green tickY Green tickY 10 0 2 2 12  Silver (2002)
 Bronze (2006)
[14][15]
Kilbourne, AndreaAndrea Kilbourne Green tickY 5 1 1 2 2  Silver (2002) [14]
King, KatieKatie King Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 16 11 9 20 6  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
 Bronze (2006)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14][15]
King, KristinKristin King Green tickY 5 0 0 0 4  Bronze (2006) [15]
Knight, HilaryHilary Knight Green tickY 5 1 7 8 0  Silver (2010) [16]
Lamoureux, JocelyneJocelyne Lamoureux Green tickY 5 2 4 6 0  Silver (2010) [16]
Lamoureux, MoniqueMonique Lamoureux Green tickY 5 4 6 10 2  Silver (2010) [16]
Lawler, ErikaErika Lawler Green tickY 4 0 2 2 0  Silver (2010) [16]
Looney, ShelleyShelley Looney Green tickY Green tickY 11 5 3 8 4  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14]
Marvin, GigiGigi Marvin Green tickY 5 0 3 3 2  Silver (2010) [16]
Merz, SueSue Merz Green tickY Green tickY 10 2 5 7 6  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14]
Mleczko, AllisonAllison Mleczko Green tickY Green tickY 11 3 5 8 10  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14]
Mounsey, TaraTara Mounsey Green tickY Green tickY 11 2 11 13 16  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14]
Movsessian, VickiVicki Movsessian Green tickY 6 1 0 1 10  Gold (1998) USHHOF (2009) [13]
Parsons, SarahSarah Parsons Green tickY 5 4 3 7 0  Bronze (2006) [15]
Schmidgall-Potter, JennyJenny Schmidgall-Potter Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 21 11 19 30 12  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
 Bronze (2006)
 Silver (2010)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14][15][16]
Resor, HelenHelen Resor Green tickY 6 0 0 0 4  Gold (1998) USHHOF (2009) [13]
Ruggiero, AngelaAngela Ruggiero Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY 21 6 9 15 38  Gold (1998)
 Silver (2002)
 Bronze (2006)
 Silver (2010)
USHHOF (2009) [13][14][15][16]
Stack, KelliKelli Stack Green tickY 5 3 5 8 2  Silver (2010) [16]
Stephens, KellyKelly Stephens Green tickY 5 0 2 2 8  Bronze (2006) [15]
Thatcher, KarenKaren Thatcher Green tickY 5 3 3 6 2  Silver (2010) [16]
Ulion, GretchenGretchen Ulion Green tickY 6 3 5 8 4  Gold (1998) USHHOF (2009) [13]
Wall, LyndsayLyndsay Wall Green tickY 5 0 1 1 4  Silver (2002) [14]
Weiland, KerryKerry Weiland Green tickY 5 1 1 2 4  Silver (2010) [16]
Wendell, KrissyKrissy Wendell Green tickY Green tickY 10 4 6 10 6  Silver (2002)
 Bronze (2006)
Team Captain (2006)[23] [14][15]
Whyte, SandraSandra Whyte Green tickY 6 2 2 4 0  Gold (1998) USHHOF (2009) [13]
Zaugg-Siergiej, JinelleJinelle Zaugg-Siergiej Green tickY 5 0 0 0 4  Silver (2010) [16]

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