Jinelle Zaugg-Siergiej
Position Forward
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
WCHA Team Wisconsin
Born (1986-03-27)March 27, 1986,
Pro Career 2004 – 2011

Jinelle Zaugg (born March 27, 1986) was a member of the 2009–10 United States national women's ice hockey team and won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Zaugg also played hockey for the Wisconsin Badgers and won the NCAA title in 2006. In addition, she helped the Minnesota Whitecaps to the Western Women's Hockey League championship in 2008-09.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

  • In high school, Zaugg played for the Northland Pines High School varsity boys' hockey team. She led the team to back-to-back Lumberjack Conference championships as a junior and senior.

Wisconsin Badgers[edit | edit source]

  • Over her four year career at Wisconsin, Zaugg won two national championships, and scored 133 career points. In addition, she was named to the 2007 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team, and was honoured as team captain in 2008.[1] In her first year at Wisconsin, Zaugg managed to score 12 goals on 15 percent shooting. With 24 goals in 2005, she established herself as a major threat on a championship-bound Badgers team. In her junior year, she put together a 29-goal season — 20 of which came in conference play. She nearly doubled her conference scoring output from a year before (12 goals). Eight of Zaugg's team-leading 29 goals were game-winners, earning her reputation as a clutch player. When Wisconsin won its second national championship in 2006, Zaugg notched two of the three goals in the game and garnered All-Tournament honors.[2]
Season Games played Goals Assists Points PPG
2004-05 37 12 14 26 1
2005-06 41 24 13 37 10
2006-07 41 29 21 50 10
2007-08 41 24 19 43 8


USA Hockey[edit | edit source]

  • Zaugg was a member of the silver medal winning U.S. Women's National Team for the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship. She was a two-time member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (she competed in 2006 and in 2007). During that time, she was also a member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team. In 2006, 2007 amd 2009, she was a USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2006-07, 2009).[4]

2010 Olympic team[edit | edit source]

Prior to the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds baseball contest, Zaugg and teammate Jessie Vetter participate in the ceremonial first pitch.

  • Six of her teammates on the US team are players she played with at Wisconsin. The teammates include Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan, Jessie Vetter, Erika Lawler, Molly Engstrom, and Kerry Weiland.[5]
  • January 5: In an exhibition game against the Wisconsin women's hockey team, Zaugg netted a goal and had an assist as Team USA won by a score of 9-0.[6]

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • Wisconsin Badgers career leader in goals (89), power-play goals (29), game-winning goals (22) and games played (160).

References[edit | edit source]

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