Ms. Botterill, a 4-time Olympian retired from Hockey Canada in the Spring of 2011 after a career that spanned from Nagano 1998 to Salt Lake 2002 to Torino 2006 to Vancouver 2010 in her native land.
During her international career representing Canada, she won 3 Olympic Gold medals and an Olympic Silver along with 5x IIHF Women's World Champion and 3x IIHF World Championship runner up. Additionally, she won 10 Three/Four Nations Cup championships and 4 Three/Four Nations Cup silver medals.
At the time of her retirement from Hockey Canada, she was the 3rd highest scoring player in the history of the Canadian program with 174 points in 184 games played (65 goals and 109 assists). During her career, she earned these accolades:
• 2x IIHF Women’s World Championship MVP (in 2004 & 2001)
• 2004 IIHF Women’s World Championship Media All Star Team
• 2001 IIHF Directorate Award, Best Forward - IIHF Women’s World Championship
• 2006 Winter Olympic All Tournament Team
Professionally, Jennifer played for the Mississauga Chiefs, Toronto Aeros and Toronto Furies.
Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Psychology which she earned with honors. While in school, she won the ACHA (pre-cursor to NCAA Women's Hockey) National Championship, 2x Patty Kazmaier Award as the best collegiate hockey player presented by USA Hockey (the only 2x winner of this award) and is the highest scoring player in the history of the Harvard women's hockey program. Note: Jennifer's first year at Harvard in 1999 was the last year without NCAA Women's Hockey. Many of her records including the final year of ACHA and combined with NCAA would be all-time records at the NCAA level.
After her career she successfully transitioned to that of a broadcaster starting initially with Gretzky.com and then working first with TSN and subsequently with Rogers Sportsnet and the CBC. Since 2011, Jennifer has covered the Women's World Championships, CAN v USA WNT games, the Clarkson Cup, Esso Cup, Four Nations Cup, CIS College Hockey Final Four (men and women), CWHL All Star Game, Hockey Day In Canada, Rogers Hometown Hockey and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Jennifer is married (Adrian) and has 2 daughters (Maya) and (Isabelle) .
Hockey and the Olympics run in the Botterill family as her mom (Doreen) was an Olympic speedskater in the 1960s, her father (Cal) has been a sport psychologist for Canadian Olympic Teams and the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers and her brother Jason played in the National Hockey League and today is the General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres.
In November of 2018, Jennifer became a part of the broadcasting team with Madison Square Garden Networks and will cover the New York Islanders as a studio analyst.