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Hilary Knight        

Professional Hockey Player & Two-Time Olympic Silver Medalist

Hilary Knight is an Olympic Silver Medalist and a three time All American who has played in six World Championships, starting in 2007 at age 17, when the US team took silver.

Hilary grew up in a skiing household with parents who never had ice skated. She was on skis at the age of two and skiing ran in her family. Her mom, Cynthia, got the idea of Hilary playing hockey from her paddle tennis partner, whose husband suggested it and helped teach them how to skate.

When Hilary was five-years-old her family made the move from California to Chicago, where she truly started playing the sport.

At the 2009 Worlds, Knight led the tournament with seven goals in five games, and added two assists for nine points. It was the third-ever gold for Team USA, and Knight was named one of the team’s top-three players, at just 19 years old.

In 2010, Hilary Knight made her Olympic debut at age 20 in Vancouver as the youngest member of the US Women’s Hockey team. In 2012, Hilary was drafted first overall to the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. In her rookie season she led the Boston Blades in goals and was named MVP of the League. In April, Knight helped Team USA win Gold at the 2013 IIHF World Championships in Ottawa, ON.

Hilary is always looking for ways to change the world of hockey as women know it and continues to train for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.


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