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Hilary Knight          

Professional Hockey Player & Two-Time Olympic Silver Medalist

Hilary Knight grew up in a skiing household with parents who had never ice skated. She was on skis at the age of two, but when she turned five, her family moved to Chicago and she began playing ice hockey. Her three younger brothers all played hockey and helped her hone her skills growing up.

In 2014, Knight helped lead Team USA to a Silver Medal at the Sochi Olympics, where was named to the media all-star team in addition to being named the Bob Allen’s Player of the Year for Women’s Hockey. That same year, through ESPN Magazine’s “The Body Issue,” Knight shattered the idea that that muscular isn’t feminine, and spoke out on behalf of women all over the world.

As part of Team USA, Knight continue to help lead the team to Gold at the 2015, 2016, and 2017 IIHF World Championships. She scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the 2017 IIHF Gold Medal game against Canada, played on home soil in Minnesota.

Knight was a critical and powerful voice in the US Women’s National Team’s fight for equal pay in the spring of 2017, only a few weeks before the IIHF World Championships. Knight continues the conversation for equitable pay support across all sports. Her impact on women’s sports has created an opportunity for women and girls everywhere to step up and compete.


Hilary Knight on how sports shaped her development
Each sport has at least one athlete who serves as, “the face” of the game. For women’s hockey, that star is Hilary Knight.
What Hilary Knight Means to the NWHL
It was a combination of both surprising and completely expected to learn that Hilary Knight plans to sign with the NWHL, according to New York Magazine...

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