Jennifer Botterill is one of Canada’s most successful athletes. A member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team for 14 years, she is a three-time Olympic champion, CEO of two companies, and an in-demand NHL analyst in both Canada and the US, regularly appearing on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. When she is not sharing her knowledge and expertise of sport on air, she is empowering others to pursue excellence as an engaging keynote speaker and peak performance coach.
A graduate of Harvard University, Botterill is the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award, which honours the top player in women’s college hockey. Botterill debuted for the national team in 1997 and was named to the first ever Canadian Olympic women’s hockey roster in 1998. Throughout her collegiate career and beyond, Botterill amassed 17 gold medals for Canada. She is a four-time Olympic medalist (with three gold medals), a five-time World Champion, and was named MVP of the World Championships twice.
Botterill is the only NHL analyst to appear on national networks in both Canada and the US. She kicked off her broadcast career in 2011 covering the Women’s World Championships for TSN. Since then, she has worked with MSG Network, providing analysis for the New York Islanders; with CBC on Hockey Night in Canada and as part of their Olympic broadcast team; and Sportsnet, joining their Hometown Hockey, Wednesday Night Hockey, Hockey Central, and Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts. She is also a part of the highly anticipated broadcast team for Turner Sports’ NHL on TNT coverage for the 2021-2022 season, and was part of NBC’s first-ever all-women NHL broadcast team in 2020.
In addition, Botterill is the CEO of Excel in Life Inc. and Journey to Excel Inc., where she continues her pursuit of excellence while inspiring and coaching others. She also sits on the board of directors for CCM Hockey and is an ambassador with Right to Play.
Botterill was awarded the Order of Manitoba in 2006 in recognition of her commitment to giving back to her community. She frequently works with charity organizations, including Special Olympics, KidSport, Children’s Wish Foundation, SickKids Hospital, Can Fund, Hockey Canada Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society.