Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Jennifer Botterill is one of Canada’s most successful athletes, achieving Olympic glory on numerous occasions. A member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team for 14 years, she attended four Olympic games, winning three gold medals and one silver medal. Today, Botterill is an in-demand hockey analyst and commentator, regularly appearing on the desk of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. Embracing the chance to connect with audiences, she shares valuable lessons she’s learned on the way to becoming a champion.
Botterill is a graduate of Harvard University and the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award, which honours the top player in women’s college hockey. She is also a five-time world champion and was twice named the most valuable player of the World Championship tournament.
Botterill is an analyst for the NHL’s New York Islanders and for Sportsnet’s Hockey Central. She has also worked as a studio analyst for TSN and as a guest on TSN’s Off the Record. In 2014, Botterill was a sports commentator for CBC at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Besides her work as a keynote speaker and professional development facilitator, she is also the CEO of the organizations Excel in Life and Journey to Excel.
Botteril has taken several leadership and mentorship roles within the sports community and the greater community at large. She has worked on projects for the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation, and is currently an ambassador for Right to Play. She has also worked with charities such as the Special Olympics, Kidsport, Children’s Wish Foundation, SickKids Hospital, CanFund, Hockey Canada Foundation, and Canadian Cancer Society.