Kelly Pannek
Kelly  Pannek


Plymouth, Minn.

High School:
Benilde-St. Margaret's HS






Gophers Set for 2016-17 Campaign

The Gophers enter the 2016-17 season hungry for a historic third-straight national championship


Gophers Enjoy Study Abroad Trips

Four Golden Gopher women's hockey players participated in study abroad trips over the summer.


Summer Keeps Gophers Busy: Part II

Find out what the back-to-back defending national champion Gophers did all summer


Gophers Visit Minnesota State Fair

Members of the Gopher women's hockey team stopped by the Minnesota State Fair this week


Summer Keeps Gophers Busy: Part I

Find out what the defending national champion Gophers did all summer

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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


Gophers Knock Off Whitecaps, 5-4


The Gophers unofficially opened the 2016-17 season with an exhibition game against the Whitecaps Friday.

Gopher Women's Hockey Live vs. Whitecaps


Minnesota hosts the Minnesota Whitecaps in a preseason exhibition game on Friday.

Gophers Preview Season with Media


Head coach Brad Frost and captains Dani Cameranesi, Kate Schipper, and Lee Stecklein met with media Tuesday.

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