Jennifer Botterill, OM (born May 1, 1979 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired women's hockey player who played for the Canadian national women's hockey team, Mississauga Chiefs and the Toronto Aeros. Her final game was the 2011 Clarkson Cup final, a 5–0 loss to the Montreal Stars. She assisted on the game-winning goal in her final international game, Canada's 2-0 win over the United States for the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Botterill attended Harvard University and played for the Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey program from 1998 to 2003. Harvard and several media outlets recognize Botterill as U.S. college ice hockey's career scoring leader (149 goals, 170 assists, 319 points). The NCAA does not recognize her record because women's hockey was not an NCAA-sanctioned sport in Botterill's first two college seasons. She scored at least one point in 106 of her 107 career college games (including a streak of 80 consecutive games). She was the first player to win thePatty Kazmaier Award twice as the top player in U.S. women's college hockey. Botterill set an NCAA record (since tied) for most points in one game with 10. This was accomplished on January 28, 2003 versus Boston College.
Botterill played for the Mississauga Chiefs and Toronto Furies of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. In 2007–08, she won the Angela James Bowl after winning the league scoring title with 61 points. She was voted the CWHL Top Forward and a CWHL Central All-Star; she won CWHL Top Scorer of the Month honours in February. In 2008-09, she was a CWHL First Team All-Star.
Botterill retired after the 2010-11 season. Despite playing just three seasons in the four-year old CWHL, she retired as the league's second-best scorer with 160 points (in 79 games from 2007-08 to 2010-11). After winning the Angela James Bowl in 2007-08, she finished third in the league scoring race in both 2008-09 and 2010-11.
She won the silver medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano in 1998 as the youngest player on the Canadian team. Later, she won the gold medal in the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, playing forward. Botterill announced her retirement, on March 14, 2011. Her last appearance with Team Canada was on February 25, 2010 at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. Her final point was also on February 25 when, she assisted Marie-Philip Poulin on the gold medal-winning goal.
1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007 World Champion
2005, 2008, 2009 Silver Medallist
- Angela James Bowl, 2007–08
- CWHL Top Forward, 2007–08
- CWHL First All-Star Team, 2008–09
- CWHL Central All-Stars, 2007–08
2008 Inductee, Women's Beanpot Hall of Fame
2007–08 ESSO Canada Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year
2006 Order of Manitoba
2006 Winter Olympic All Tournament Team – Awarded by the International Ice Hockey Federation
2001 & 2004 MVP of the World Championships – Awarded by the International Ice Hockey Federation
2004 Named to the Media All Star Team at the World Championships
2001 Directorate Award, Best Forward, the World Championships
2001–02 & 2002–03 Winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award for the top female college ice hockey player in the United States. Only 2-time winner of the Award
2000–01 & 2002–03 Team Captain of Harvard University
2001 Female Athlete of the Year Award – Awarded by the Province of Manitoba (Botterill's mother, Doreen McCannell won the same award 36 years before)
1999 Captain of Canada's National Women's Under 22 Team which defeated the United States in a three game series
1999 American Women's College Hockey Alliance Women's Ice Hockey Champion
1999 Most Outstanding Player of the American Women's College Hockey Alliance Championship
1999 American Women's College Hockey Alliance All-Americans, First Team
1996 Attended Canada's National Junior Basketball selection camp
All Time Leading Scorer at Harvard University
In high school she attended the National Sport School (Canada)
Bilingual – French and English
Botterill is an online host for Gretzky.com.
Botterill is an Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play (formerly Olympic Aid).
Botterill is a 2003 graduate of Harvard University, B.A. Psychology (with Honors). On May 5, 2012, she married hockey coach Adrian Lomonaco.
- Doreen competed for Canada in the 1964 & 68 Winter Olympics for Canada in Speed Skating
- Jason competed for Canada in the World Junior Championships (3 Gold Medals) and played in the National Hockey League. He is now the Assistant GM for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Cal is a noted sports psychologist and has advised NHL teams and works with current and former Canadian Olympic athletes.
- Her grandfather, Donald Grant McCannell was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
- She was a CAA School Safety Patroller in grade 5 and 6 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
|1997||Three Nations Cup||Nat-Tm||5||1||0||1|
|1998||Winter Olympics – Nagano||Nat-Tm||6||0||0||0|
|1999||Canadian Under-22 Xmas Cup||Nat-Tm||6||2||3||5|
|1999||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||3||1||1||2|
|1999||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||1||3||4|
|1999||Three Nations Cup||Nat-Tm||5||3||4||7|
|2000||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||2||1||3||4|
|2000||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||1||5||6|
|2000||Four Nations Cup||Nat-Tm||4||3||6||9|
|2001||Sweden / United States||Nat-Tm||2||0||1||1|
|2001||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||2||0||1||1|
|2001||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||8||2||10|
|2001||Three Nations Cup||Nat-Tm||4||2||1||3|
|2002||Winter Olympics – Salt Lake City||Nat-Tm||5||3||3||6|
|2003||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||1||3||4|
|2004||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||1||0||3||3|
|2004||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||3||8||11|
|2005||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||1||0||0||0|
|2005||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||1||6||7|
|2005||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||1||1||2|
|2005||Torino TEST EVENT||Nat-Tm||3||3||1||4|
|2006||Winter Olympics – Torino||Nat-Tm||5||1||6||7|
|2006||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||1||6||7|
|2007||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||1||1||3||4|
|2007||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||3||2||5|
|2007||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||5||2||7|
|2008||Pre-Women's World Championships||Nat-Tm||1||1||0||1|
|2008||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||4||4||8|
|2008||Four Nations Team||Nat-Tm||4||0||2||2|
|2009||Canadian World Championship Team||Nat-Tm||5||5||3||8|
|Team Canada U22 totals||6||2||3||5|
|Team Canada National Team totals||162||62||102||164|
|Harvard University/ECAC totals||107||149||170||319|