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Jenny Schmidgall-Potter
Position Forward
Shoots Left
5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
145 lb (66 kg)
Minnesota– Duluth
Minnesota Whitecaps
Born (1979-01-12)January 12, 1979,
Edina, Minnesota
Pro Career 1997 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1998 Nagano Ice hockey
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
Bronze 2006 Turin Ice hockey
Silver 2010 Vancouver Ice hockey
IIHF World Women Championships
Silver 1999 Tournament
Silver 2001 Tournament
Silver 2004 Tournament
Gold 2005 Tournament
Silver 2007 Tournament
Gold 2008 Tournament
Gold 2009 Finland Tournament

Jenny Schmidgall-Potter (born January 12, 1979, in White Bear Lake, Minnesota) is an American ice hockey player. She won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, silver medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics and 2010 Winter Olympics, and a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Currently, she plays for the Minnesota Whitecaps of the Western Women's Hockey League, where she won the league championship and was named MVP for the 2008-09 season. She was selected to the 2010 US Olympic team and is the only mother on the team.[1] Of note, she was selected fourth overall by the Boston Blades in the 2014 CWHL Draft.

Playing career


Her NCAA career included three years at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and one year at the University of Minnesota. Potter is the all-time leading scorer in Bulldogs history and was named to the WCHA All-Decade team in 2009.[2] She was a four-time All-American.

Team USA

Jenny Potter #12 of the United States is joined by her children as she received her silver medal in the medal ceremony following the ice hockey women's gold medal game between Canada and USA

Schmidgall-Potter has been on the US Women’s team since 1997, competing at three Winter Olympics, and at seven World Championships, winning gold medals in 2005, 2008, and 2009, and four silver medals in 1999, 2001, 2004, and 2007. As a 19 year old, Schmidgall-Potter was the second youngest player on the 1998 U.S. Olympic Team. [3] In 1999, she led the U.S. in scoring at the IIHF Women’s World Championships with 12 points in five games as the U.S. won the Silver Medal. By winning the silver medal at the 2010 Olympics, Potter became the most decorated Olympic medalist in Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs hockey history.[4]

Minnesota Whitecaps

With the Minnesota Whitecaps, Potter was part of the first US based team to win the Clarkson Cup.[5] With the Clarkson Cup victory, Potter became an unofficial member of the Triple Gold Club (women are not yet recognized by the IIHF), as she became one of only three women to win the Clarkson Cup, a gold medal in ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics, and a gold medal at the IIHF women's world hockey championships.

Career stats

Event Games Played Goals Assists Points +/-
1998 Olympics 6 2 3 5 +2
2002 Olympics 5 1 6 7 +6
2006 Olympics 5 2 7 9 +10
2010 Olympics 3 6 3 9 +7



2006-07 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 20 8 26 34 14 1 0 1
2008-09 16 16 19 35 16 3 2 3
2010-11 6 2 7 9 4 0 0 0


Awards and honors

  • Directorate Award, Best Forward, 1999 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championships[8]
  • Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Player of the Year, 2000[9]
  • All-WCHA First Team, 2000
  • Led NCAA in scoring, 2000, (41 goals, 52 assists, 93 points) [10]
  • WCHA Team of the Decade (2000’s) [11]
  • Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Media All-Star Team[12]
  • Triple Gold Club (unofficial)
  • 2010 USA Hockey Women's Player of the Year Award (also known as the Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year award)[13]


Schmidgall-Potter was married in 2001 and is now a mother of 2. She took off the 2000-2001 season to give birth to her first child, daughter Madison. She delivered her second child, son Cullen in 2007. Jenny Schmidgall-Potter is from Edina High School in Minnesota. With her husband, Rob, she runs a summer training camp called "Potter’s Pure Hockey."


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