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Karyn Bye
Position Forward-Defense
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
165 lb (75 kg)
ECAC Team New Hampshire Wildcats (1989-1993)
Born (1971-05-18)May 18, 1971,
River Falls, Wisconsin
Pro Career 1989 – present
Olympic medal record
Women's ice hockey
Gold 1998 Nagano Team
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Team

Karyn L. Bye (born May 18, 1971 in River Falls, Wisconsin) is an ice hockey player. She was the alternate captain of the 1998 Winter Olympics gold-medal winning United States Women's Hockey Team. She has been a member of the US National Team since 1992. In 1998, she was featured on a Wheaties box.

Playing career[]

Early years[]

Karyn played for the River Falls Wildcats Boys High School Hockey team under the name of K.L. Bye as she did while growing up. The 1987-88 season she was the second leading scorer on the team with 7 goals and 11 assists.


Bye played for the New Hampshire Wildcats women's ice hockey program. She scored 164 points in 87 games for the Wildcats. After graduating from New Hampshire, Bye joined the Concordia Stingers of the CIAU.[1]

USA Hockey[]

Karyn Bye led the '98 Olympic team in Nagano with five goals in six games. She tied Cammi Granato and two others for the scoring lead with eight points. [2] On December 16, 2010, she was selected to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame Class of 2011.[3]


She worked for the Minnesota Wild in its grassroots program. Bye teaches fitness classes at her local YMCA. Currently, she is a color commentator for the Minnesota Girls State High School Hockey Tournament.

Awards and honors[]

  • 1995 and 1998 USA Hockey Women 's Player of the Year Award (also known as the Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year award) [4]
  • She was inducted into the University of New Hampshire Hall of Fame in 1998


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