1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 Olympian - Canada
@JenBotterill / STATUS: Retired / CBC 2014 Olympic Winter Games Broadcaster / TSN Women's Hockey Broadcaster
OLYMPIC CHAMPION. WORLD CHAMPION. ALL TIME LEADING SCORER IN WOMEN'S COLLEGIATE HOCKEY HISTORY. COLLEGE GRADUATE.
Jennifer is one of Canada’s most successful athletes, and has attained Olympic glory on numerous occasions. She is a 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and an Olympic Silver Medalist with the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team. Jennifer played an integral role on the team that was highlighted by assisting on the gold medal winning goal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
An honours graduate of Harvard University, Jennifer has always enjoyed maintaining balance in her life. She is the only 2-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award, given to the top player in NCAA hockey. She won 5 World Championships with Team Canada, and was twice named the most valuable player of the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship tournament.
Jennifer is an engaging speaker, and loves the opportunity to help others. She takes great pride in bringing out the best in those around her, and pursuing excellence in all that she does. Jennifer embraces the chance to connect with her audience, and to share some of the many valuable lessons she has learned. Her message is delivered in a sincere and heartfelt way. With over fourteen years of experience, she is devoted to motivating people. She is very passionate about having a positive impact every day!
Jennifer has a strong connection to the community. She is involved with many charity organizations such as Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Right to Play, CanFund, Ladies First Hockey Foundation and the Children’s Wish Foundation. She is devoted to creating a healthier and happier country and enjoys collaborating with At My Best, Fitspirit, and Eat Smart Ontario to promote wellness.
Jennifer relished her role as an Athlete Ambassador with the International Olympic Committee (she participated as an Athlete Mentor at the 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (assisting the Russian Women's Hockey team) in preparation for the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Jennifer’s work as studio analyst for TSN covering Hockey Canada's Women's National Team at various events, her role with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada as a Hyundai Hockey Nation & Think Hockey specialist, her involvement as a Royal Bank of Canada Play Hockey Ambassador and with the Canadian Automobile Association, her guest roles on Off the Record on TSN, and her past host role for Gretzky.com has given her a great opportunity to share the joy of sport.
In June of 2013, Jennifer and her husband Adrian, opened Journey To Excel training center at the MasterCard Centre in the Greater Toronto Area at the same facility as the practice home of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In the Fall of 2013, Jennifer will continue to work in broadcasting for multiple Canadian television partners with the hopes of making this a full time job in the future. During the Winter of 2014, she was hired by CBC to be a broadcaster and blogger at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Jennifer's beat in Sochi was all of the Canadian Women's team games, the medal round for women's hockey as well as men's action in the round robin and quarterfinal matches. For more information on Jennifer's broadcasting work please go to our broadcasting clients page.
Today, Jennifer is frequently asked to do corporate public speaking and corporate coaching events, addressing schools and being a host for public and private events within the Olympic / Hockey Canada community that has media attached to it in nature since she is bilingual.