USA Hockey

  • As a member of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team, has played in one Olympic Winter Games (silver-2014)
  • As a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, has played in three IIHF Women’s World Championships (gold-2013, 2017; silver-2012), three Four Nations Cups (1st-2011, 2012, 2017) and one International Ice Hockey Federation Twelve Nations Invitational Series (2011) ... Was on the 2013 USWNT at the Four Nations Cup but did not play.
  • Member of the 2010 U.S. Under-22 Team
  • As a member of the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team, played in two IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships (gold-2008, 2009) and the 2008 Under-18 Series
  • Three-time USA Hockey Women’s National Festival participant (2008-10)

Olympic Winter Games

  • 2014: Amassed six points (3-3) in five games

IIHF Women’s World Championship

  • 2017: Netted a goal and dished out five assists in her first IIHF event since 2013
  • 2013: Scored the game-winning goal and was named U.S. Player of the Game in the gold medal game vs. Canada; Selected one of Team USA’s three best players by the coaches; tied for the tournament lead with six assists and tied for second with eight points (2-6) overall
  • 2012: Tied for second overall in the tournament with seven assists in five games

Four Nations Cup

  • 2012: Led the tournament with five assists and tied for first overall with six points
  • 2011: Notched four points (2-2) in four games

IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship

  • 2009: Earned the directorate award as the tournament’s top forward after recording 19 points (6-13) in five games to help Team USA to the gold medal
  • 2008: Helped Team USA win the gold medal

Under-18 Series

  • 2008: Ranked third in the series with 11 points (4-7) in three games

Professional Hockey

Played for the New York Riveters in the National Women's Hockey League in 2016-17.

2016-17:

  • Played in NWHL All-Star Game as team captain (Team Kessel) and was named MVP

College Hockey

2015-16 (Senior)

  • Captured the NCAA Division I national championship at the University of Minnesota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association

2012-13 (Junior)

  • Captured the NCAA Division I national championship at the University of Minnesota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association
  • Winner of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award
  • CCM Hockey All-American First Team selection
  • WCHA Player of the Year and WCHA Scoring Champion with 75 points)
  • All-WCHA First Team selection and All-WCHA Academic Team honors
  • Named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week five times
  • Led the nation in scoring with a career-high 101 points (46-55)
  • Became only fourth player in NCAA history to reach 100 points in a season
  • The 24th player in NCAA history to reach 200 career points and only the ninth to do so in three seasons
  • USCHO.com Co-Player of the Year and All-USCHO.com, First Team
  • Named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week five times

2011-12 (Sophomore)

  • Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist
  • All-WCHA Second Team selection
  • Recorded 80 points (32-48) while helping Minnesota to the national title

2010-11 (Freshman)

  • Named the WCHA Rookie of the Year
  • All-WCHA Third Team and WCHA All-Rookie Team selection
  • WCHA Final Face-Off All-Tournament Team selection
  • Gophers’ leader in points (50) and assists (31) in 36 games
  • Led the team with 14 multiple-point games
  • Named the WCHA Rookie of the Week three times and Offensive Player of the Week once
  • Tied for second on the team in power-play goals (12)

High School/Prep School Hockey

  • Tallied 122 points in her final season at Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Minn.) in 2009-10, which led the team by 61 points

Additional Notes

  • Scored 67 points in just 34 games during the 2008-09 season en route to a USA Hockey Girls’ 19 & Under National Championship
  • Logged 102 points in 56 games for the Shattuck-St. Mary’s team that won the 2007 USA Hockey Girls’ 19 & Under National Championship
  • Played for the Madison Capitols Bantam boys’ team in 2005-06 and helped the team to state and regional championships
  • Third sibling to play college hockey
    • Brother, Phil, played two seasons at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (2003-05), a season (2005-06) for the University of Minnesota and is currently with the Toronto Maple Leafs in his eighth NHL season
    • Brother, Blake, played three seasons at the University of New Hampshire and professionally with the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL) and Trenton Titans (ECHL)
  • Daughter of Phil and Kathy Kessel

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