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Kelsey Koelzer
Born (1995-06-16)June 16, 1995,
Horsham, Pennsylvania
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NCAA team Princeton
Ntl. team Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Playing career 2013–present

Kelsey Koelzer is an American-born women's ice hockey player. Having played at the collegiate level with the Princeton Tigers women's ice hockey program, she was the first overall selection in the 2016 NWHL Draft.[1] Koelzer is the first African-American player to be selected first overall in any professional women's hockey player draft in North America (either CWHL or NWHL). Of note, it marked the second consecutive year that the Riveters possessed the first pick overall, selecting Alexandra Carpenter in the 2015 edition of the draft. Koelzer was the second Tigers player selected in NWHL Draft, following Kimberly Newell, who was selected in 2015.

Playing career[]

NCAA[]

During the 2015-16 Princeton Tigers season, Koelzer led all blueliners in the NCAA in most goals scored with 17. Of note, the Tigers would advance to their first NCAA tournament in 10 years.

Career stats[]

NCAA[]

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM PPG SHG GWG
2013-14 Princeton 31 6 4 10 29 4 0 2
2014-15 Princeton 31 8 18 26 20 2 0 1
2015-16 Princeton 33 17 16 33 32 8 0 4

[2]

Awards and honors[]

  • 2014-15 ECAC All-Academic Team
  • 2015 ECAC Second Team All-Star
  • 2015 First-Team All-Ivy
  • 2016 Academic All-Ivy
  • 2016 ECAC Defensive Player of the Year[3]
  • 2016 ECAC First-Team All-Star
  • 2016 Elizabeth English Trophy (Princeton Tigers team award)
  • 2016 Ivy League Player of the Year [4]
  • 2016 NCAA First-Team All-America[5]
  • 2016 Top 10 Finalist for Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award

References[]

  1. Kelsey Koelzer Taken First Overall. princetontigers.com. Retrieved on June 19, 2016.
  2. Kelsey Koelzer Career Stats. uscho.com (n.d.). Retrieved on 2016-06-21.
  3. Kampersal, Koelzer and Lund Earn ECAC Hockey Major Awards. princetontigers.com. Retrieved on June 19, 2016.
  4. Women's Ice Hockey All-Ivy, Postseason Awards Announced. ivyleaguesports.com. Retrieved on June 19, 2016.
  5. All-American Teams. achahockey.com. Retrieved on June 19, 2016.

External links[]

Preceded by
Alexandra Carpenter (2015)
First Pick Overall, NWHL Draft
(2016)
Succeeded by
To Be Determined (2017)