Kelli Stack

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Kelli Stack
Born (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 29)
Cleveland, OH, USA
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 137 lb (62 kg; 9 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NWHL team
Former teams
Connecticut Whale
Boston College
Boston Blades
National team  United States
Playing career 2006–present

Kelli Allison Stack (born January 13, 1988) is an American ice hockey forward. She is a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team.[1] Stack competed for the Boston College Eagles women's ice hockey program and after completing her Olympic commitment, returned to Boston College for her senior year of 2010–11. She was drafted 14th overall by the Boston Blades in the 2011 CWHL Draft.[2]

Playing career[edit]


On February 8, 2011, with two points in the game against Boston University in the first round of the 2011 Beanpot Tournament, Kelli Stack accumulated 199 points in her career and broke BC's all-time career points record, becoming the new program leader.[3] The previous record had been held by Erin Magee ('99). On January 31, 2011, Kelli Stack became the all-time leading goal scorer in Hockey East Conference history to bring her career total to 65, breaking Jen Hitchcock's (University of New Hampshire) record of 61 goals. Stack is Boston College's all-time scoring leader with 209 points.

Kelli Stack was among the 3 finalists nominated for the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, presented by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. An award of The USA Hockey Foundation, the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award is annually bestowed upon the top player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Stack was also nominated for the award in 2009. Stack is also a four-time All-Conference selection, the first player to accomplish this feat in the nine-year history of Hockey East.[4]

At the conclusion of her career at Boston College, Stack was voted the New England Division I Player of the Year after leading Hockey East in points (56) and goals (34). The senior was one of three – the first-ever from BC – finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award. The Second Team All-American scored two goals to help advance the Eagles to the Frozen Four for the second time in her tenure. The three-time Hockey East Player of the Year racked up 58 points this season and concluded her collegiate career as BC's all-time leading scorer with 209 points.

USA Hockey[edit]

Stack played in all five games contested by the USA Team in Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She accumulated 8 points in her efforts; 5 assists and 3 goals, with 4 points in the game against Russia. The USA Team went on to win a silver medal, losing to Canada in the gold medal game 0 – 2. In the second game of the 2011 IIHF Eight Nations Tournament, Stack was one of two US players to register a hat trick in a victory over Japan.[5] In the first game of the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, she had three assists in a 9–2 victory over Canada.[6] In a game versus Finland at the 2012 Worlds, she scored a hat trick and added three assists in an 11–0 victory.[7]

Stack again played in all five of USA's games at the Ice Hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics, scoring five points.[8] The USA team won the silver medal, losing to Canada 3 – 2 in overtime in the gold medal game.

CWHL: Boston Blades[edit]

Selected by the Boston Blades in the 2011 CWHL Draft, Stack would set a franchise record for most points scored in one season with 42. In round robin play at the 2012 Clarkson Cup, Kelli Stack scored two goals, as the Blades earned a 5–2 victory over the Toronto Furies.[9] During the 2012–13 CWHL season, Stack only played in eight games before suffering a season-ending injury. Despite her injury, she travelled with the Blades to the 2013 Clarkson Cup.

NWHL: Connecticut Whale[edit]

On September 24, 2015, it was announced that Stack had signed with the Connecticut Whale of the professional National Women's Hockey League.[10] Having been cut from the 2018 USA Olympic team, Stack joined the Kunlun Red Star as a hockey ambassador. [11]

Career statistics[edit]


Year Team Games Played Goals Assists Points +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
2011–12 Boston Blades[12] 27 25 17 42 +35 30 4 0 3
2012–13 Boston Blades[13] 8 4 3 7 +6 12 1 0 2
2014–15 Boston Blades[14] 2 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1


Season Team League GP G A P
2015–16 Connecticut Whale NWHL 17 8 14 22

Awards and honors[edit]


  • Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of November 1, 2010)[15]
  • Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of March 7, 2011)[16]
  • Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Month (October 2010) [17]
  • Hockey East Pure Hockey Player of the Month, November 2010[18]
  • Runner-Up, Hockey East Player of the Month (January 2011) [19]
  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee[20]
  • 2010–11 Hockey East Army ROTC Three Stars Award: Kelli Stack, Boston College
  • 2010–11 Hockey East Scoring Champion: Kelli Stack, Boston College[21]
  • 2010–11 Cammi Granato Award (Hockey East Player of the Year)[22]
  • 2011 Hockey East All-Tournament team [23]
  • 2011 Hockey East Tournament MVP
  • 2011 All-Hockey East First Team[4]
  • 2011 Second Team All-America selection[24]
  • 2010–11 New England Women's Player of the Year
  • 2010–11 New England Women's Division I All-Star[25]
  • Hockey East 10th Anniversary Team selection[26]


  • Best Forward, 2011 4 Nations Cup[27]
  • Directorate Award, Best Forward, 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championships

USA Hockey[edit]

  • 2012 Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year Award[28]


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  10. ^ "Team USA's Stack Heads to Connecticut". 
  11. ^ "Clarkson Cup champion Les Canadiennes host Chinese team at Bell Centre". Montreal Gazette. 2017-11-09. Retrieved 2017-11-21. 
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