Kelly Pannek
Kelly  Pannek


Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Benilde-St. Margaret's HS






Potomak's Hat Trick Fuels 3-2 Win

Sarah Potomak scored all three goals to lead Minnesota to a win on the road at Ohio State


Frost, Pannek Preview OSU Series

Head coach Brad Frost and junior Kelly Pannek met with the media to discuss this week's series


No. 2 Gophers to Visit Ohio State

Minnesota travels to Columbus, Ohio, for a WCHA series with the Buckeyes this Friday and Saturday


Gophers Earn Sweep with OT Win

Minnesota defeated Minnesota Duluth by a score of 3-2 in overtime Saturday night at Ridder Arena


Gophers Knock Off Bulldogs, 4-3

Sarah Potomak's second goal of the game broke a 3-3 tie late in the third period to secure the win for Minnesota

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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 March 24, 2016)
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
Career Totals 81 37 56 93 220 .168 12-35 +73 9 0 8 50


Minnesota to Host St. Cloud State


The Gophers and Huskies meet in a Thursday/Friday series at Ridder Arena this week.

Weekend Rewind: Road Sweep at OSU


Catch up on the last week in Gopher women's hockey, including reactions to the team's road sweep at Ohio State.

Gophers Win 2-1 Over Buckeyes


Minnesota earned the road sweep over Ohio State behind goals from Taylor Williamson and Sarah Potomak.

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