Jennifer Botterill

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Jennifer Botterill
Jennifer Botterill
2008 promotional shot
Born (1979-05-01) May 1, 1979 (age 43)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 153 lb (69 kg; 10 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
CWHL team
Former teams
Toronto Aeros
Harvard
National team  Canada
Playing career 1997–2011
Website Official Site
Medal record

Jennifer Botterill, OM (born May 1, 1979) is a Canadian former women's hockey player and current hockey broadcast television analyst who played for Harvard University, the Canadian national team, the 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. She serves as a studio analyst for Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada telecasts in Canada and as a game and studio analyst for TNT in the United States.

Playing career[edit]

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 sports psychologist who has advised NHL teams and works with Canadian Olympic athletes. Botterill's brother, Jason Botterill, played hockey and managed the Buffalo Sabres.[1]

In high school, she attended the National Sport School (Canada)[2]

Botterill graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a B.A. Psychology (with Honors). On May 5, 2012, she married hockey coach Adrian Lomonaco, and is a coach at Toronto Hockey School Journey To Excel [3]

Ringette[edit]

Botterill grew up playing ringette in Canada. As a teenager she competed in the sport for Team Manitoba in Grande Prairie, Alberta, at the 1995 Canada Winter Games, a national multi-sport competition for elite, Canadian amateur athletes.[4][5][6]

Collegiate[edit]

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).[7][8][9] The NCAA does not recognize her record because women's hockey was not an NCAA-sanctioned sport in Botterill's first two college seasons.[10] 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.[11]

Canadian Women's Hockey League[edit]

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.[12] 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.

International[edit]

She won the silver medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano in 1998 as the youngest player on the Canadian team.[13] 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.[14] 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.[15]

World Championship biography[edit]

1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007 World Champion

2005, 2008, 2009 Silver Medallist

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 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[edit]

2006 Order of Manitoba[16]

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[citation needed]

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 American Women's College Hockey Alliance Women's Ice Hockey Champion

1999 American Women's College Hockey Alliance All-Americans, First Team[17]\

Career statistics – Team Canada[edit]

    Regular season  
Season Team League GP G A Pts
1997 Three Nations Cup Nat-Tm 5 1 0 1
1997–98 Pre-Olympic Tour Nat-Tm 20 3 4 7
1998 Winter Olympics – Nagano Nat-Tm 6 0 0 0
1999 Canadian Under-22 Xmas Cup Nat-Tm 6 2 3 5
1999 Finland Nat-Tm 4 0 2 2
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
2001 Pre-Olympic Tour Nat-Tm 15 6 13 19
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
2005 Pre-Olympic Tour Nat-Tm 12 0 1 1
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 Festival Nat-Tm 2 0 2 2
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[edit]

    Regular season  
2003–04 Toronto Aeros NWHL 36 30 31 61
2004–05 Toronto Aeros NWHL 29 22 33 55
2006–07 Mississauga Chiefs NWHL 21 15 19 34
2007–08 Mississauga Chiefs CWHL 26 24 37 61
2008–09 Mississauga Chiefs CWHL 28 25 30 55
2010–11 Toronto CWHL CWHL 25 14 30 44[18]
Club totals 165 130 180 310

Collegiate statistics[edit]

    Regular season  
Season Team League GP G A Pts
1998–99 Harvard University AWCHA 28 37 51 88
1999–2000 Harvard University AWCHA 23 31 31 62
2000–01 Harvard University NCAA 30 42 36 78
2002–03 Harvard University NCAA 32 47 65 112
Harvard University/ECAC totals 113 157 183 340

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seattle Kraken name Jason Botterill as new assistant general manager". January 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Calgary Board of Education - National Sport School". schools.cbe.ab.ca. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jennifer & Adrian | michael coombs entertainment". Archived from the original on April 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "Jennifer Botterill | The Times". wellingtontimes.ca. The Wellington Times. October 1, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2022.
  5. ^ "2023 Jeux du Canada Games". 2023canadagames.ca/sports. Canada Games Council. 2022. Retrieved November 20, 2022.
  6. ^ Chris Lomon (February 8, 2019). "'OUR COUNTRY'S OLYMPICS' - A FIRST STEP TOWARDS STARDOM FOR CANADIAN ATHLETES". canadagames.ca. Canada Games Council. Retrieved November 23, 2022.
  7. ^ Borzi, Pat (March 24, 2003). "HOCKEY; Minnesota-Duluth Makes It Three Straight". The New York Times.
  8. ^ "Female Athlete of the Year: Botterill Puts Her Teammates First - Sports - The Harvard Crimson". www.thecrimson.com. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  9. ^ Urton, Lee (March 23, 2003). "Botterill Claims Second Kazmaier Award | College Hockey". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  10. ^ "NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Records Books - NCAA.org". Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "2010 NCAA Ice Hockey Division I Women's Records" (PDF). NCAA.
  12. ^ "Save BIG with $9.99 .COMs from GoDaddy!". Go Daddy. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "Botterill wears genes well". CBC News. March 27, 2001.
  14. ^ "Canada's Botterill retires from women's hockey". Canada: CBC. March 14, 2011.
  15. ^ "The Official Website of Hockey Canada". www.hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Order of Manitoba – Recipient Biographies". Archived from the original on July 4, 2022. Retrieved November 7, 2022.
  17. ^ "American Hockey Coaches Association". www.ahcahockey.com. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Scoring Leaders". Pointstreak.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Incumbent
Angela James Bowl
2008
Succeeded by
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Katja Riipi (2000)
IIHF World Women's Championships Best Forward
2001
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First awarded in 2001
IIHF World Women's Championships Most Valuable Player
2001, 2004
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Ali Brewer (2000)
Patty Kazmaier Award
2001
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Brooke Whitney (2002)
Patty Kazmaier Award
2003
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