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Amanda Kessel
Amanda  Kessel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Madison, Wis.

High School:
Shattuck-St. Mary's School

Height:
5-6

Position:
F

Birthdate:
08/28/1991

Shoots:
Right


06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

05/02/2016

Kessel Signs with NWHL's NY Riveters

Amanda Kessel joins Amanda Leveille in signing a deal to play in the NWHL next season

04/27/2016

Frozen Four Moments: Waking Up

The Gophers are reliving the most memorable moments of the 2016 NCAA Women's Frozen Four

04/21/2016

Season Recap: Back-to-Back National Champs

Look back at the Gophers' national championship season in 2015-16

03/25/2013

Minnesota wins NCAA Title

The Gophers completed a perfect season with a 6-3 win over Boston Univ. to win its second straight title.

03/18/2013

Gophers Advance to Frozen Four

The Gophers defeated North Dakota in three overtimes to advance to the 2013 Frozen Four.

02/04/2013

Minnesota Sweeps Bulldogs

The Golden Gophers clinched the 2013 WCHA title with a sweep of UMD at Ridder Arena.

01/22/2013

Minnesota sweeps Mavericks

The Golden Gophers remained unbeaten with a sweep in Mankato.

01/14/2013

Minnesota-North Dakota Highlights

The Golden Gophers swept North Dakota at Ridder Arena to remain unbeaten on the year.

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2015-16 • Senior Season: Named WCHA All-Academic Team and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team • recorded 17 points (11g-6a) in 13 games • made season debut and had two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in 3-0 win vs. UND (Feb. 5) • assisted on the game-winning goal during the 7-3 win at UMD (Feb. 12) • had two points (1g-1a) in series sweep at UMD (Feb. 12-13) • scored two goals in 4-0 win vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 19) • had three points (2g-1a) in WCHA First Round sweep vs. Ohio State (Feb. 26-27), including scoring two goals in 5-2 game one win • had two points (1g-1a), including an assist on the game-winning goal, in 2-0 WCHA Final Face-off semifinal win vs. North Dakota (March 5) • scored a hat trick, including a shorthanded goal and the game-winner on the power play, and led Minnesota with four points (3g-1a) in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12) • scored the game-tying goal in 3-2 Frozen Four semifinal overtime win vs. Wisconsin (March 18) • scored the game-winning goal in 3-1 national championship win vs. Boston College (March 20).

2014-15: Did not play.

2013-14: Spent the season training with the U.S. Women's National Team and competed in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games with the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team, earning silver • recorded six points (3g-3a) and played in five games in the Olympics.

2012-13 • Junior Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner, USA Hockey Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year, ACHA/CCM Hockey First Team All-American, USCHO.com Co-Player of the Year, WCHA Player of the Year • named to All-USCHO.com First Team and All-WCHA First Team • named WCHA Scoring champion with 75 points in conference games • named to WCHA All-Academic Team and Academic All-Big Ten Team • appeared in 37 of 41 games • led the nation in scoring with a career-high 101 points (46g-55a) • became only fourth player in NCAA history to reach 100 points in a season • became the 24th player in NCAA history to reach 200 career points and only the ninth to do so in three seasons • posted a plus/minus ratio of +71 • tallied five points (2g-3a) in an 11-0 win over Colgate (Sept. 29) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording six points (3g-3a) in sweep over Colgate (Sept. 28-29) • recorded two goals and two assists in a 7-1 win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 5) • had five points (3g-2a) in sweep of St. Lawrence (Oct. 12-13) • notched four points (1g-3a) in 7-2 home win over Ohio State (Oct. 19) • recorded sixth career hat trick in 8-0 defeat of OSU (Oct. 20) • scored two goals and had an assist in 4-2 triumph over North Dakota (Oct. 28) • tabbed WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording four points (1g-3a) against Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 2-3) • tallied five points (2g-3a) in 9-1 win over Minnesota State (Nov. 17) • had five points (2g-3a) in 10-2 win over New Hampshire (Nov. 24) • tallied an empty-net goal in 2-0 win over Wisconsin (Dec. 2) • recorded seventh career hat trick in 5-0 win over Bemidji State (Dec. 8) • named WCHA Co-Offensive Player of the Week after recording a career-high 10 points (6g-4a) against North Dakota (Jan. 11-12), including scoring her eighth career hat trick • tallied fourth hat trick of the season in 8-1 win over Minnesota State (Jan. 18) and began a six-game goal streak • recorded her 200th career point with three assists against MSU (Jan. 19) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for seven-point (3g-4a) series against the Mavericks (Jan. 18-19) • had four assists in series sweep of Wisconsin (Jan. 25-27) • received WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors (Feb. 6) for recording eight points (3g-5a) against UMD (Feb. 1-2) • had six points (3g-3a) in Ohio State sweep (Feb. 8-9) • scored three goals and added an assist in series sweep of Bemidji State (Feb. 15-16) • had a 40-game scoring streak from Feb. 18, 2012 to March 1, 2013 • recorded an assist in the 2-0 win over North Dakota (March 9) in the WCHA Final Faceoff championship game • recorded a goal and an assist in the Gophers' triple-overtime win over North Dakota (March 16) in the NCAA quarterfinals • named to the NCAA Frozen Four all-tournament team after posting four points (2g-2a) in the national championship win over Boston University (March 24).

2011-12 • Sophomore Season: Named Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-10 finalist, AHCA/CCM Hockey Second Team All-American and All-WCHA Second Team honoree • named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament team • WCHA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • led the Gophers with 80 points and finished fourth nationally averaging 1.95 points per game while playing in all 41 games • scored the team's first goal of the season and added two assists against Union (Sept. 30) • scored a natural hat trick in 8-0 win over St. Cloud State (Oct. 8) • recorded a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over the No. 1 Badgers (Oct. 16) • assisted all four Gopher goals in a 4-1 victory over Bemidji State (Oct. 28) • had a goal and two assists in a 3-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 5) • named WCHA Co-Offensive Player of the Week after scoring seven goals and recording hat tricks in both games against New Hampshire (Nov. 18-19) • assisted all three of the team's goals in a tie with No. 1 Wisconsin (Jan. 6) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after collecting eight points at St. Cloud State (Feb. 3-4), including a six-point effort in an 8-1 win • reached 100 career points with an assist in Minnesota's 6-3 win at Minnesota State (Jan. 28) to become the fourth player in Gopher history to reach the 100-point milestone as a sophomore • had a hat trick with three goals in Minnesota's 6-0 win over St. Cloud State in the WCHA first round (Feb. 25) • had two points in NCAA quarterfinal win over North Dakota, including a shorthanded goal (March 10) • scored points in 33 of 41 games • had 25 multi-point games • scored 13 points in seven postseason games, including a three-point performance with a goal and two assists in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal win over Cornell (March 16) • led the Gophers with a +55 plus-minus rating • finished her sophomore campaign with the second-highest point total by a sophomore in school history (second to only Natalie Darwitz) • ranked third in the Minnesota record book for points in a season with 80 points.

2010-11 • Freshman Season: Named WCHA Rookie of the Year, All-WCHA Third Team and WCHA All-Rookie Team selection • named to WCHA All-Tournament Team • earned three WCHA Rookie of the Week awards and one WCHA Offensive Player of the Week award • played in 36 games, missing three due to injury • led the Gophers with 19 goals and 31 assists for 50 points • along with teammate Kelly Terry, led WCHA rookies in scoring with 34 points in league games • led the team with 14 multi-point games • tied for second on the team in power-play points (12) • second on the team in plus/minus with a +25 • set a season-high four points in three games • started her Gopher career with six points against Clarkson (Oct. 1-2) to earn WCHA Rookie of the Week honors • recorded three points (1g-2a) in the 6-2 win over Bemidji State (Dec. 4) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after a career-high four-assist performance in 6-2 win over Ohio State • had the first assist on two of the Gophers' three goals against UMD (Jan. 15) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after posting three points in series sweep over Minnesota State (Jan. 7-8) • had a four-point performance in the series sweep over Ohio State (Jan. 21-22) • recorded seven points against St. Cloud State en route to WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors (Feb. 9) • tallied four assists in the series sweep over Bemidji State (Feb. 11-12) • netted first career hat trick in the 4-2 WCHA Final Face-off semifinal win over Minnesota Duluth (March 4) • tallied an assist in the WCHA Final Face-off championship game against Wisconsin (March 5) and was named to the WCHA all-tournament team.

High School/Club: Played for the United States Under-22 Team and Under-18 Team and attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s School • named most valuable forward at the 2009 IIHF Women’s U-18 World Championship, recording 19 points (6g-13a) to lead the U.S. Under-18 team to a gold medal • played in five games with Team USA at the 2008 IIHF Women’s U-18 World Championships and ranked third among all players with 11 points • recorded 122 points in her final season at Shattuck-St. Mary's, the team's points leader by 61 points • scored 67 goals and 55 assists in just 46 games played her senior year • recorded 100 points (44g-56a) in just 34 games played en route to a U-19 national championship with Shattuck-St. Mary’s as a junior • was a member of the SSM team that won the 2007 U-19 national championship, a season in which she had 102 points in 56 games • played for the Madison Capitols Bantam boys' team in 2005-06 and helped the team to state and regional championships.

Personal: Born August 28, 1991 • daughter of Phil and Kathy Kessel • has two brothers, Phil and Blake • a 2010 graduate of Shattuck-St. Mary's School • third sibling to play college hockey • brother, Phil, played for Minnesota in 2005-06 and is currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL while Blake was a defenseman at New Hampshire and is currently playing in Finland • major is sport management • shoots right.

Amanda Kessel's Career Statistics (As of March 22, 2016)
Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2010-11 36 19 31 50 169 .112 10-20 +25 3 3 5
2011-12 41 32 48 80 193 .166 7-17 +55 6 2 3
2012-13 37 46 55 101 174 .264 7-25 +71 9 5 8
2013-14 DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 13 11 6 17 54 .204 2-4 +10 2 1 2
Career Totals 127 108 140 248 590 .183 26-66 +161 20 11 18



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