Kelly Pannek
Kelly  Pannek


Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Benilde-St. Margaret's HS






Gophers Rally Past Buckeyes

Minnesota scored twice in the third period to overcome a one-goal deficit and win over Ohio State Friday night


Gophers Meet with Media

Head coach Brad Frost and Gophers Kate Schipper and Kelly Pannek met with the media this week


Gophers Meet with Media

Head coach Brad Frost and Gophers Kelly Pannek and Sarah Potomak met with the media


Gophers Skate Past Mavericks, 5-3

The Gophers scored three goals in the second period en route to the non-conference win over the Mavericks


Gophers Top Whitecaps, 5-4 in OT

The Gophers and Whitecaps met in an exhibition game Friday night at Ridder Arena

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2016-17 • Junior Season:Tallied three assists, including a game-winning assist, in 6-2 win against Lindenwood (Oct. 1) • recorded two assists, including a game-winning assist, in 3-1 win at Bemidji State (Oct. 7) • had three points (1g-2a), including two game-winning assists, in series sweep against UMD (Oct. 14-15) • tallied two game-winning assists in series sweep at Ohio State (Oct. 21-22) • recorded four points (2g-2a) in series sweep against St. Cloud State (Oct. 27-28) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after leading the team with eight points (2g-6a), including a shorthanded game-winning goal, in series sweep against Minnesota State (Nov. 4-6) • recorded three assists in the series and scored the shootout-winner in game two in back-to-back 2-2 overtime ties at North Dakota (Nov. 18-19) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after recording seven points (3g-4a), including a game-winning goal, in the WCHA series sweep over Bemidji State (Nov. 26-27) • posted one assist in each game in the series split at Wisconsin (Dec. 3-4) • had six points (1g-5a), including a powerplay goal, in the series split at Boston University (Dec. 9-10) • posted four points (2g-2a), including the game-winning goal, in the 5-3 win against Minnesota State during the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum game (Jan. 8) • tallied four points (2g-2a), including a power play goal, in series at Minnesota Duluth (Jan. 13-14) • scored game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Ohio State (Jan. 20) • had 44 points (14g-30a) during a 20-game point streak from Oct. 14 to Jan. 20.

2015-16 • Sophomore Season: Named WCHA Scholar-Athlete, WCHA All-Academic, and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • led the Gophers with six game-winning goals • posted a career-best 49 points (23g-26a), finishing fourth on the Gophers • assisted Milica McMillen’s game-winning goal in season-opening 2-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 1) • scored two goals, including the game-winner, in 5-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 2) • had five points (3g-2a) in sweep over St. Cloud State (Oct. 9-10) • had three points (1g-2a) in sweep at Ohio State (Oct. 16-17) • tied career high with six points (3g-3a) in sweep over UMD (Oct. 23-24) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in series at UND (Oct. 29-30) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Month for October after recording points in all 10 games with seven multi-point games and leading the league with a .701 faceoff winning percentage, 10 goals, 1.00 goals per game, and seven power-play points during October • had two points (1g-1a) in sweep over Bemidji State (Nov. 13-14) • had two points (1g-1a) in sweep over Yale (Nov. 20-21) • had two points (1g-1a), including a game-winning goal, during series sweep at Minnesota State (Nov. 27-28) • started the season with a 17-game point streak (Oct. 1-Dec. 4) • had three goals, including a game-winning goal, in series sweep vs. Ohio State (Jan. 9-10) • had three points (1g-2a), including an assist on a game-winning goal, in series sweep vs. Minnesota State (Jan. 16-17) • had five points (1g-4a) in series sweep at St. Cloud State (Jan. 22-23) • scored two goals in series sweep at UMD (Feb. 12-13) • named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after having four points (1g-3a), including an overtime game-winner, in series sweep vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 19-20) • had two points (1g-1a), including the game one game-winning goal, in WCHA First Round sweep vs. Ohio State (Feb. 26-27) • recorded an assist in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12) • scored the Gophers’ third goal in 3-1 national championship win vs. Boston College (March 20).

2014-15 • Freshman Season: Named to All-USCHO Rookie Team and WCHA All-Rookie Team • led the nation's rookies and ranked fourth in the WCHA and fourth on the team with 44 points (14g-30a) • ranked eighth in the NCAA and third in the WCHA with 30 assists • ranked 17th in the NCAA with 1.07 points per game while appearing in all 41 games • had a .557 faceoff winning percentage • had 12 multi-point games • made collegiate debut in season-opening 8-0 win over Penn State (Oct. 3) • recorded first collegiate point with an assist in 3-0 win at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 10) • recorded four assists in sweep over North Dakota (Oct. 24-25), including assisting the game-winner in 5-2 win • scored first career goal in 2-2 overtime tie with Bemidji State (Oct. 31) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring her first career hat trick in 5-0 win over St. Cloud State in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women's Faceoff Classic at Braemar Arena (Nov. 24) • had three assists in sweep at Princeton (Nov. 29-30) • earned second WCHA Rookie of the Week honor after recording a career-high six assists in sweep over St. Cloud State (Dec. 5-6) • earned third WCHA Rookie of the Week award after scoring second career hat trick and tying her career series high with six points (4g-2a) in sweep over St. Lawrence (Jan. 4-6) • recorded back-to-back six-point series (Dec. 5-6 and Jan. 4-6) • had 18 points (7g-11a) during a career-best seven-game point streak (Nov. 24-Jan. 6) • had three-straight four-point series, combining for 11 points (3g-9a) during the six-game point streak (Jan. 16-31) • had three points (1g-2a) in WCHA First Round sweep over Minnesota State (Feb. 27-28) • had two points (1g-1a) in the Frozen Four, including scoring the Gophers' third goal in 3-1 semifinal win over Wisconsin (March 20).

High School/Club: Played for coaches Dave Herbst, Bill Gorill and Gino Peluso at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School • led the Red Knights to a runner-up finish at the 2014 Minnesota Class AA State Tournament as a senior • named to 2014 Minnesota Class AA All-Tournament Team after leading all players with 11 points on seven goals and four assists • 2014 Minnesota Ms. Hockey finalist • recorded 34 goals and 54 assists as a senior • led the Red Knights to four North Suburban Conference titles and three section runner-up finishes • two-time all-state honoree • four-time Star Tribune all-metro honoree, including first team honors in 2014 and 2013 • five-time all-conference honoree • three-time team captain • set Minnesota state record for fastest hat trick, recorded in 22 seconds • five-time letterwinner in hockey • member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 Team • earned silver with Team USA at the 2013 IIHF U-18 Women's World Championships • attended USA Hockey Development Camps • played club hockey for Minnesota Whitecaps • also a standout soccer player at Benilde-St. Margaret's, earning six varsity letters • named 2013 Minnesota Ms. Soccer • scored 99 points, including 41 goals, as a senior • led Benilde-St. Margaret's soccer team to back-to-back state titles as a junior and senior • National Honor Society member • named to high honor roll.

Personal: Born Dec. 29, 1995 • daughter of Molly and Todd Pannek • has two older sisters, Allie and Amy, and one younger brother, Billy • undecided on a major.

Kelly Pannek's Career Statistics (As of Jan. 23, 2017)
Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG Blk
2014-15 41 14 30 44 109 .128 5-21 +28 3 0 2 26
2015-16 40 23 26 49 111 .207 7-14 +45 6 0 6 24
2016-17 25 14 35 49 97 .144 6-12 +28 6 1 4 33
Career Totals 106 51 91 142 317 .161 18-47 +101 15 1 12 83


Weekend Rewind: Gophers Host Buckeyes


Catch up on the reactions during the Gophers' series with Ohio State last weekend at Ridder Arena.

Minnesota Heads to St. Cloud State


A road series against the Huskies is up next for the Golden Gopher women's hockey team.

Gophers, Buckeyes Skate to 1-1 Tie


Minnesota and Ohio State wrapped up this weekend's series with a 1-1 tie and OSU won the shootout, 2-1.

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