Olympic medal record
Women's ice hockey
Gold 1998 Nagano Team
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Team

Karyn Bye 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. She has also been featured on a Wheaties box. She was inducted into the University of New Hampshire Hall of Fame in 1998

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.

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. [1]

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) [2]


  1. Pat Borzi. It's time U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inducts its first woman. MinnPost.com. Retrieved on 23 June 2010.
  2. Annual Awards - Through the Years. USA Hockey. Retrieved on 24 June 2010.

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