Name: Amanda Kessel
Sport: Ice Hockey
Position: Forward
Height: 5-5
Weight: 140
DOB: 8/28/1991
Birthplace: Madison, Wis.
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
High School: Shattuck-St. Mary's School (Faribault, Minn.) '10
College: University of Minnesota '15, Sports Management
Team/Club: Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL)
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2014); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Sochi 2014, silver
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – gold
  • Years of Participation: 2012, 2013, 2017
  • Medals: 3 (2 gold, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2013, 2017
  • Silver – 2012
Other Career Highlights
  • 2017 Four Nations Cup, gold
  • 2012 Four Nations Cup, gold
  • 2011 Four Nations Cup, gold
Personal: Daughter of Phil and Kathy Kessel...Brothers Phil and Blake are also professional hockey players and Phil has played for Team USA...Scored the game-winning goal and was named USA’s Player of the Game in the gold-medal game at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship...Captured the NCAA Division I title and won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award at Minnesota in the 2012-13 season...Played in the 2016-2017 NWHL All-Star Game as team captain and was named MVP...Hobbies include playing cards, watching Netflix and going to dinner with friends.