Jennifer is one of Canada’s most successful athletes, and has attained Olympic glory on numerous occasions. She is a 3 time Olympic Gold Medalist, and an Olympic Silver Medalist with the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team. Jennifer played an integral role on the team that was highlighted by assisting on the gold medal winning goal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
An honours graduate of Harvard University, Jennifer has always enjoyed maintaining balance in her life. She is the only two time winner of the PattyKazmaier award, given to the top player in NCAA hockey. She has won 5 World Championships with Team Canada, and was twice named the most valuable player of the World Championship tournament.
Botterill is thriving in her role as an Athlete Ambassador with the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation leading up to the Youth Olympic Games in 2012 and the Winter Olympics in 2014.
Jennifer’s work as studio analyst for TSN, her role with CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada as a Think Hockey specialist, her involvement as an RBC Play Hockey Ambassador, her guest roles on Off the Record on TSN, and her host role for Gretzky.com has given her a great opportunity to share the joy of sport.
Jennifer is an engaging speaker, and loves the opportunity to help others. She takes great pride in bringing out the best in those around her, and pursuing excellence in all that she does. Jennifer embraces the chance to connect with her audience, and to share some of the many valuable lessons she has learned. Her message is delivered in a sincere and heartfelt way. With over fourteen years of experience, she is devoted to motivating people. She is very passionate about having a positive impact every day!
Jennifer has a strong connection to the community. She is involved with many charity organizations such as Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Right to Play, CanFund, Ladies First Hockey Foundation and the Children’s Wish Foundation. She is devoted to creating a healthier and happier country and enjoys collaborating with At My Best, Fitspirit, and Eat Smart Ontario to promote wellness.
The Botterill family has provided Jennifer with plenty of inspiration as she learned from her mother, father and brother. Her mother competed in two Olympic Games as a speedskater, her father Cal is at the top of the field in the world of Sport Psychology, and her brother Jason is a three time World Junior Hockey Champion, and is currently the assistant general manager for the Pittsburgh Penguins.