Kristin King

USA Hockey

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The Short List

  • 2006 Olympic bronze medalist
  • 2005 World champion
  • 2004 World Championships silver medalist, recording two assists
  • 2005 Four Nations Cup silver medalist

Did You Know?

  • Tallied 120 points in 127 games playing at Dartmouth College
  • Joined Oakville Ice in 2003 scoring 21 points in 28 games and played 30 games with the Ice in 2005 scoring 15 points ... three of which were shorthanded goals
  • Played for the NWHL's Mississauga Ice Bears in 2002
  • Finished her senior year (2001) ranked second on the team with 24 assists and third with 35 points
  • Awared the Kenneth Archibald Prize, which is given to a Dartmounth senior who has been the best all-around athlete with regard to moral worth and high standing in scholarship
  • Drove to an all girl's hockey team in Michigan by her mom; in 2003 her mother died of cancer - "Right before she died, my mom talked to me," King said to Dayton Daily News. "She said, 'You go for your dreams. I have complete faith in you.'"
  • Maintained a 3.9 grade point average in high school while practicing three to four times a week in Michigan barely making it back home to grab a little sleep before classes
  • Started playing skating after following her brother to the ice rink - "He went to the rink, and I kind of followed my parents," she said to USA Hockey. "I was like, ‘I want to stay, and I want to skate.'"
  • Declared support from her hometown by the mayor after arriving in town after being named to the 2006 Olympic team - "I've been to hundreds of games in our town, but I've never heard a crowd so loud and so happy for someone," said Steve, her brother
  • Named the MVP in 1999 and 2002 for the Darmouth softball team
  • Enjoys mountain biking, hiking, traveling, snowboarding, golfing

It's Every Day
King grew up in a town that didn't have a hockey team let alone an ice rink. So following her brother to another town to play hockey, she usually was the only female on the team. "In seventh grade, there was a guy from Indiana who caught me good and separated my shoulder," she said to Dayton Daily News. "He might say it was clean, but I'm pretty sure he had other thoughts on his mind."

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On the encouragement from her parents while growing up: "I look back now, and feel grateful that my parents brought me to play in Michigan, [letting me] keep playing hockey, doing all the traveling, the money, and everything," King told USA Hockey.