Jillian Saulnier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jillian Saulnier
Born (1992-03-07) March 7, 1992 (age 28)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg; 10 st 6 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
CWHL team
Former teams
Les Canadiennes de Montréal
Cornell Big Red
Calgary Inferno
National team  Canada
Playing career 2011–present

Jillian Saulnier (born March 7, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player for Les Canadiennes de Montréal and was part of Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team that won gold at the 2010 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship in Chicago. As a member of the gold medal winning squad, a hockey card of her was featured in the Upper Deck 2010 World of Sports card series.[1] In addition, she participated in the Canada Celebrates Event on June 30 in Edmonton, Alberta which recognized the Canadian Olympic and World hockey champions from the 2009–10 season .[2] She made her debut with the Canada women's national ice hockey team at the 2014 4 Nations Cup.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Saulnier has competed in five Atlantic Challenge Cups. Saulnier has claimed three gold (2003, 2005, 2007) and two silver medals (2006, 2008). She won a gold medal at Nova Scotia provincials with the Halifax Hawks in 2006. The following season, Saulnier captained the Halifax Hawks and was named team MVP. She played for Nova Scotia at the 2007 Esso Women's Nationals and was part of the fourth place team.

At the 2007 National Women's Under-18 Championships, she played for Team Atlantic and finished in fourth. In 2008, Saulnier captained Team Atlantic at the 2008 National Women's Under-18 Championships. The team finished in eighth place but Saulnier was honoured with the Most Sportsmanlike Player award.

She played for Team Atlantic again at the 2009 National Women's Under-18 Championships and finished in sixth place. That year, Saulnier also played with the Stoney Creek Junior Sabres in Ontario and claimed a silver medal at the OWHA provincials. Two of her teammates on the Stoney Creek Junior Sabres, Laura Fortino and Jessica Wong, would play with her at the 2009 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championships in Germany and win a silver medal.[4]

She finished fourth in scoring with the Toronto Jr. Aeros of the PWHL in 2009–10. At the PWHL championships, she won a silver medal with Toronto. In 2010, Saulnier won a gold medal with Toronto at the OWHA provincials.


In February 2011, she committed to join the Cornell Big Red of the ECAC.[5] In her first three career NCAA games, she registered ten points (seven goals, three assists), along with a +6 rating. In her college debut versus the Colgate Raiders women's ice hockey program on October 25, Saulnier netted four goals.[6] Her four-goal night was the first for Cornell since Jessica Campbell scored four against Robert Morris in the second game of the 2010–11 season. She scored her first career goal when she was out on the Big Red's first power play of the game. In her next game versus the Yale Bulldogs, she registered one goal and two assists, while scoring two goals in her third game versus the Brown Bears women's ice hockey squad. For the month of October 2011, she was tied for first in the ECAC in goals scored (while the other player appeared in eight games).[7] In a game on November 1, 2011, the Cornell Big Red scored at least nine goals in one game for the third consecutive contest. It was senior captain Chelsea Karpenko's 100th career game, as Saulnier led all Big Red players with two goals and three assists in a 9–2 triumph over the Syracuse Orange women's ice hockey program.[8]

Hockey Canada[edit]

In August 2008, Saulnier was a member of Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team that competed in a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid. The following year, Saulnier was a member of Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team that competed in a three-game series against the United States in Calgary. Also in 2009, she won a silver medal with Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team at the 2009 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championships. In a March 24, 2010 contest versus the OWHA All-Stars, Saulnier played for the Canadian National Under 18 Women's Team. Saulnier would register an assist in the contest as the OWHA All-Stars defeated the Under 18 team by a 3–2 tally.[9] In April 2010 she won a gold medal with Canada's National Women's Under-18 Team at the 2010 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championships in Chicago, beating Team USA in OT.

She played for Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team in a three-game series vs. the United States in Toronto in August 2010. Saulnier was an assistant captain at the 2010 IIHF Under 18 Women's World Championships.[10] She finished fourth in tournament scoring with four goals and six assists in five games.


Saulnier scored a goal as a member of Team Black in the 2nd Canadian Women's Hockey League All-Star Game.[11]

Appearing with the Calgary Inferno in the 2016 Clarkson Cup finals, Saulnier registered an assist as the Inferno emerged victorious in a convincing 8–3 final.[12]

At the 3rd CWHL All-Star Game, Saulnier and Jess Jones both scored a hat trick,[13] becoming the first competitors in CWHL All-Star Game history to achieve the feat.

On July 12, 2018, Saulnier and teammate Genevieve Lacasse were traded by the Inferno to the Canadiennes de Montreal in exchange for future considerations in the form of player(s) and/or draft pick(s).[14]

Career stats[edit]

Hockey Canada[edit]

Year Event GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Esso Nationals 7 0 0 0 0
2007 National Under 18 5 0 2 2 4
2008 National Under 18 4 2 0 2 6
2009 National Under 18 4 3 2 5 2



2011–12 33 22 30 52 31 5 2 3
2012–13 30 10 33 43 30 3 0 4
2013–14 34 28 28 56 37 4 2 4
2014–15 28 20 24 44 38 6 1 1


Awards and honours[edit]


  • 2012 Recipient, Cornell Class of '14 Rookie of the Year Award[17]
  • Quill and Dagger Senior Honor Society


  • ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of October 31, 2011)[18]
  • ECAC Rookie of the Week (Week of November 7, 2011)[19]
  • ECAC Rookie of the Month (Month of October 2011)[7]
  • ECAC Rookie of the Month (Month of November 2011)[20]


  1. ^ "2010 Upper Deck UD World of Sports Checklist – Sports Card Radio". sportscardradio.com.
  2. ^ "61 hockey champions to attend HCF Celebrity Classic Gala". National Hockey League.
  3. ^ "Canada – 2014 Tournament – Roster". stats.hockeycanada.ca.
  4. ^ "Waterloo Breaking News – Waterloo's Online Newspaper – WaterlooChronicle.ca". WaterlooChronicle.ca.
  5. ^ http://www.beyondthedashers.net/uploads/4/3/5/8/4358899/11-12_nc_team.pdf
  6. ^ "Saulnier Notches Four Goals in First Career Game As Cornell Tops Colgate". Cornell University.
  7. ^ a b "ECAC Hockey" (PDF). ECAC Hockey.
  8. ^ "Women's Ice Hockey Scores Nine Goals For Third Consecutive Game in Blowout of Syracuse". Cornell University.
  9. ^ "The Official Website of Hockey Canada". hockeycanada.ca.
  10. ^ http://halifaxhawks.com/news2.php?news_id=260927&lang=
  11. ^ "TEAM BLACK WINS 2016 CWHL ALL-STAR GAME". Canadiennes de Montreal. January 25, 2016. Archived from the original on February 11, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "2016 Clarkson Cup". cwhl. March 13, 2016. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  13. ^ "Jones shines in CWHL All-Star Game". Mississauga.com. February 13, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  14. ^ Tammy Schwass. "LES CANADIENNES ACQUIRE OLYMPIANS GENEVIÈVE LACASSE AND JILLIAN SAULNIER". Calgary Inferno. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "The Official Website of Hockey Canada". hockeycanada.ca.
  16. ^ http://www.uscho.com/stats/player/wid,8646/jillian-saulnier/
  17. ^ "Women's Hockey Announces Year-End Awards at Team Banquet". Cornell University.
  18. ^ "Jenner, Saulnier & Holdcroft Tabbed with Weekly Awards". November 1, 2011.
  19. ^ "ECAC Hockey" (PDF). ECAC Hockey.
  20. ^ "ECAC Hockey" (PDF). ECAC Hockey.

External links[edit]