Knighter

Hilary Knight

When I step on the ice, it’s like I’m entering a different world

Hilary Knight poses for portrait in Boston, MA, USA on 7 December, 2015.
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Hi, my name is Hilary Knight. My discipline is ice hockey. My friends call me Knighter. I was born on 12 July 1989 in Woodside, California. My special talent is speaking Swedish. My philosophy of life is Work hard and fit as many smiles in as possible. The most important person in my life is my family, my friends, my team-mates. My favourite food is pizza. My favourite music is Drake.

Bio

Hilary Knight is one of the most decorated players in the history of women’s ice hockey. She first stepped onto the ice at the age of five, when her family relocated from California to Chicago. When there were no girls’ teams, she played with the boys.

By high school, she was a standout star and had her pick of colleges. She chose the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she earned First Team All-American honours and Player of the Year her sophomore year – and helped her team capture two National Championship titles.

She took a year off from college to train for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, where, at age 20 and the youngest on the team, she helped Team USA earn the silver medal. She returned to the Olympics in 2014 in Sochi to claim another silver. In her rookie season playing for the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, she became the first American-born player to win MVP.

In 2015, she joined the National Women’s Hockey League to play for the Boston Pride. “When I step on the ice, it’s like I’m entering a different world,” Hilary says. “It’s like a sanctuary. All my worries and stress shed from my shoulders.”

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 1st Place: IIHF Women’s World Championship

      Hilary was named MVP and Best Forward at IIHF Women’s World Championships

      Malmo, Sweden

  2. 2015
    1. 1st Place: Clarkson Cup

      Markham, Canada

  3. 2014
    1. 2nd Place: Olympic Games

      In the same year Hilary Knight became the first female to practice with a NHL team (Anaheim Ducks)

      Sochi, Russia

  4. 2013
    1. 1st Place: IIHF Women’s World Championships

      Ottawa, Canada

    2. 1st Place: Clarkson Cup

      Markham, Canada

  5. 2012
    1. 1st Place: IIHF Women’s World Championships

      Burlington, VT, USA

  6. 2011
    1. 1st Place: IIHF Women’s World Championships

      Zurich, Switzerland

  7. 2010
    1. 2nd Place: Olympic Games

      Vancouver, Canada