Date of Birth: 01/05/79
Place of Birth: Winnipeg, MB
Residence: Winnipeg, MB
Weight: 160 lbs
Years on national team: 4
Jennifer Botterill was the youngest player on the 1998 Canadian Olympic women's hockey team in Nagano. Since then she has developed into one of the big stars on the squad. At the 2001 world championships she scored eight goals and added two assists in five games and was named the tounament's MVP.
She currently plays in the U.S., at Harvard University. Last season she was named the 2001 Patty Kazmaier Award winner as the most valuable player in U.S., women's college hockey. She had an 80-game point streak stretching from her first career game at Harvard to last year's final match at the Frozen Four's tournament in which she was kept off the scoresheet. The streak is an NCAA record. During the 1998-99 season at Harvard, she scored 88 points in 28 games and her line combined for an NCAA record 307 points.
He mother Doreen represented Canada in speed skating at the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics. Her brother Jason won three gold medals, more than any other player, representing Canada at the world junior hockey championships. Her father Cal is a renowned sports psychologist at the University of Winnipeg.
Jennifer Botterill was named Manitoba's female athlete of the year for 2001, an award her mother won 36 years ago.
What Canada Did Feb. 21
: Canada won gold medal with a 3-2 decision over the U.S. finishing with 5-0 record, while outscoring opponents 35-5. Feb. 19
: Canada def. Finland 7-3 in semifinal play, advancing to Thursday's final against the U.S. Feb. 16
: Canada def. Sweden 11-0, raising record to 3-0 in Group A of preliminary round. Feb. 13
: Canada defeated Russia 7-0, raising record to 2-0 in Group A of preliminary round. Feb. 11
: Canada opened preliminary round with a 7-0 win over Kazakhstan. Jennifer Botterill Pictures Jennifer Botterill grimaces in pain Jennifer Botterill celebrates her goal 2002 Games Women's Hockey Coverage