Through sustainable high performance and perspective, Jennifer Botterill has become one of Canada’s most successful athletes and the epitome of a champion. She has attained Olympic glory on numerous occasions and is currently the CEO and president of two companies – Excel in in Life Inc and Journey to Excel Inc.
A member of the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team for fourteen years, Botterill attended 4 Olympic Games, winning three Olympic gold medals (2002, 2006, 2010) and an Olympic silver medal (1998). Botterill also played a key role on the Olympic Vancouver 2010 team, assisting the team in winning the gold medal.
Botterill is a graduate of Harvard University and the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier award, an honour only for the top player in women’s college hockey. She is also a five-time world champion and was twice named the most valuable player of the World Championship tournament.
Today, Botterill is an analyst for the NHL’s New York Islanders with MSG Networks and was recently an in studio analyst for NBC’s historic first all women’s broadcast team. She has also worked with TSN, Sportsnet, and CBC in various roles covering Hockey Canada, the Winter Olympics and the NHL.
Botterill has taken several roles as a leader for development and mentorship. She has worked on projects for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), and is currently an ambassador for Right to Play. Botterill has also worked with many charities including Kidsport, Children’s Wish Foundation, Sick Kids, Can Fund, Hockey Canada Foundation, and the Canadian Cancer Society.