Hilary Knight is a forward on the U.S. women's national team who at 5-foot-11, 172 pounds, is known as one of the biggest and strongest players in women's hockey. She used her strength to help chip in eight points--including seven assists, which were third in the tournament-- in her Olympic debut at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, when she helped the U.S. win silver medals.
- Olympics: Won a silver medal at the Vancouver Games in 2010.
- IIHF World Championships: She's won gold medals in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013; and silver medals in 2007 and 2012.
- 2011 IIHF World Championships: Led the tournament with five goals.
- Four Nations Cup: Part of first-place teams in 2008, 2011 and 2012; she's participated in an additional four Four Nations Cup tournaments.
- NCAA Division I national championships: Won with the University of Wisconsin in both 2009 and 2011.
- Professional Hockey: Won a Canadian Women's Hockey League championship--the Clarkson Cup--playing for the Boston Blades in 2013, and was the only American-born MVP in the history of the league.
Three things to know:
1. Her coach at the University of Wisconsin was Mark Johnson, a fellow Wisconsin alumnus who won a gold medal playing for the 1980, "Miracle on Ice", men's Olympic hockey team.
2. Left Wisconsin as the all-time leading scorer in school history, with 262 points (143 goals, 119 assists) in 161 games.
3. Played four years of high school hockey at Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut, which is the same school that actors Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Jamie Lee Curtis attended.