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Jennifer Botterill Joins Islanders’ Broadcast Team

By Carter Brooks

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Botterill

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Botterill has joined MSG to provide her insights on approximately 20 New York Islanders games this season as an analyst. 

Jennifer Botterill Joins Islanders’ Broadcast Team

The Winnipeg product has recently stayed involved with the game of hockey since she announced her retirement from playing in mid-March of 2011. The four-time Olympic medalist collected 174 points in 184 games for Canada during the span of her 14 years playing on the National Women’s Team. 

Botterill was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in October 2017, alongside Murray Bannerman, Laurie Boschman and Barry Trotz, among others. Her career was highlighted by three-straight Olympic gold medals in 2002, 2006 and 2010, as well as eight IIHF World Championship top-three finishes, including five gold medals. 

The now 39-year-old absolutely tore up the NCAA with Harvard University from 1998-2003, registering 157 goals and 340 points in 113 games, finishing her college hockey career averaging over three points per game. Botterill then spent time with the Toronto Aeros of the National Women’s Hockey League, before moving on to the Mississauga Chiefs of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. 

Since retirement, Botterill has been active in the hockey community, serving as a keynote speaker at various events, and representing Hockey Canada while trying her hand at play-by-play and colour commentary on the side. She joined the Islanders’ broadcast team in late November and will look to continue in this role following the end of the 2018-19 season. Botterill’s elder brother Jason, is currently serving as the General Manager of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. 

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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