Julie Chu
Julie-Chu.jpg
Position Forward/Defense
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
145 lb (66 kg)
ECAC
WWHL Team
Harvard Crimson
Minnesota Whitecaps
Born (1982-03-13)March 13, 1982,
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Pro Career 1999 – present

Julie Chu (born March 13, 1982 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American Olympic ice hockey player who plays the position of forward on the United States women's ice hockey team.


Hockey career[edit | edit source]

Chu is the first Asian American woman to play for the U.S. Olympic ice hockey team and played in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics. She won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2007 for best female collegiate hockey player.

Chu with the Harvard Crimson

During her time at Harvard, Chu became the all-time leading scorer in NCAA history and was also the team captain.

World Championships[edit | edit source]

  • 2005, 2008 & 2009 World Champion
  • 2001, 2004, 2007 Silver Medallist

Chu was the leading scorer at the 2009 IIHF World Women Championships tournament with ten points (five goals, five assists).[1]

Shaking hands with Kim St. Pierre after the Gold Medal game at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games

  • Three-time All-American

Professional hockey[edit | edit source]

Chu in a game against the ECAC All-Stars on January 3, 2010.

From 2007 to 2010, Chu played forward for the professional hockey Minnesota Whitecaps of the WWHL and won the 2010 Clarkson Cup. In 2010-11, she joined the Montreal Stars and claimed her second consecutive Clarkson Cup, becoming the first player to win the Clarkson Cup with two different teams.

Accomplishments & Notes[edit | edit source]

Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity

  • 2010 Clarkson Cup Tournament Most Valuable Player
  • 2007-08 Assistant coach of the University of Minnesota-Duluth women's ice hockey team, which won its fourth NCAA national championship that season. At the end of the 2007-08 season, Chu stepped down to concentrate on the US National Team program and prepare for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
  • 2007 Patty Kazmaier Award winner (equivalent to the Heisman Trophy for NCAA women's ice hockey)[2]
  • 2007 Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year Award - Awarded by USA Hockey
  • 2006-07 ECAC Coaches Preseason All-League Selection
  • 2006-07 ECAC Media Preseason All-League Selection[3]
  • Four-time All American at Harvard
  • Four-time finalist for Patty Kazmaier Award
  • All-time NCAA scoring leader (284 points in four seasons)
  • All-time NCAA assist leader (197 points in four seasons)
  • Three-time All American
  • Three-time NCAA Frozen Four finalist
  • Four-time USA Hockey Girls national champion (Connecticut Polar Bears)

Appearing in the 2011 edition of the ESPN Body Issue

Media/National Publicity Biography[edit | edit source]

Chu at the Red Carpet of the 2010 Academy Awards

  • Off The Podium.com Torino 2006 Screensaver
  • February 13, 2006 People Magazine
  • February 2006 Glamour Magazine
  • US Anti-Doping Agency 2006 Campaign
  • October 2011: ESPN Body Issue[4]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season  
Season Team League GP G A Pts
1999 US Under -22 Team Nat-Tm 3 0 0 0
2000 US Under-22 Team Nat-Tm 3 0 0 0
2000 US Four Nations Cup Team Nat-Tm 4 2 1 3
2000-01 US Women's National Team Nat-Tm 33 17 18 35
2001 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 5 1 7 8
2000-01 US Visa Skate to Salt Lake Team Nat-Tm 29 11 18 29
2002 US Under -22 Team Nat-Tm 3 0 2 2
2002 United States Olympic Team - Salt Lake City Nat-Tm 5 2 2 4
2002–03 Harvard University Crimson NCAA 34 42 51 93
2003 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 1 1
2003 US Under -22 Team Nat-Tm 3 0 1 1
2003–04 Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey NCAA 32 15 41 56
2004 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 2 2
2004 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 4 1 1 2
2004–05 Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey NCAA 33 13 56 69
2005 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 0 0
2005 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 5 2 4 6
2005-06 US Hilton Family Skate Team to 2006 Nat-Tm 13 2 5 7
2006 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 1 1
2006 United States Olympic Team - Torino Nat-Tm 5 0 5 5
2004–05 Harvard Crimson NCAA 30 18 48 66
2007 US Four Nations Team Nat-Tm 4 0 1 1
2007 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 5 0 3 3
2007-08 Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL 6 3 4 7
2008 US World Championship Team Nat-Tm 5 0 7 7
2008-09 Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL 9 2 6 8
NCAA totals 129 88 196 284
WWHL totals 15 5 10 15
Team USA totals 145 38 79 117

References[edit | edit source]

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