Kendal Coyne
Position Forward
Shoots Left
5 ft 2 in (0 m)
130 lb (59 kg)
High school Team Berkshire Prep School
Born May 25 1992 (1992-05-25) (age 28),
Palas Heights, Illinois
Pro Career 2010 – present

Kendall Coyne Schofield (born May 25, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey player who last played for the Minnesota Whitecaps in the NWHL and is a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team.[1][2] She is also a color commentator for the San Jose Sharks.[3] With the national team, she has won five gold medals at the IIHF World Women's Championships and the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. In 2016, she was the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award.[4] In January 2017, Coyne was recognized as the recipient of the NCAA Today's Top 10 Award.

Medal record
Competitor for the Flag of the United States United States
IIHF U18 Women’s World Championships
Gold 2008 USA 2009 IIHF U18 Women’s Worlds
Gold 2009 Canada 2009 IIHF U18 Women’s Worlds
Silver 2010 Canada 2010 IIHF U18 Women’s Worlds
Women's 4 Nations Cup
Silver 2010 Canada Tournament

Playing career[edit | edit source]

USA Hockey[edit | edit source]

On January 10, 2009, in Fussen, Germany, Kendall Coyne scored the game winning goal in overtime for the US in the gold medal game of the 2009 IIHF Under 19 championships. [1] In the gold medal game of the 2010 Four Nations Cup, Kendall Coyne scored for the United States. [2] On January 28, 2011, it was announced that Coyne was named to the preliminary roster for the U.S. Women's National Team. [3] From April 4 to 12, 2011, she was one of 30 players that took part in a selection / training camp. She was named to the final roster that participated at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship.[4]

NCAA[edit | edit source]

On April 28, 2011, it was announced that Coyne committed to the Northeastern Huskies women's ice hockey program.[5]

NWHL[edit | edit source]

She was the first-round selection of the Boston Pride in the 2015 NWHL Draft.

On July 11, 2018, Coyne became the first woman to play in the Chicago Pro Hockey League at MB Arena, a league which features 80 professional players and 80 amateurs.

Coyne was named to Team Szabados for the 2019 NWHL All-Star Weekend on December 5, 2018.

On January 25, 2019, Coyne was named a replacement for Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon at the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills fastest-skater challenge as part of the 2019 NHL All-Star weekend. Although she was originally going to demonstrate the challenges, Coyne became the first woman to compete in a NHL All-Stars skills competition.[21] Coyne had a time of 14.326 seconds, which placed her seventh out of eight skaters, which was comparable to the rest of the eight-person field;[22] Connor McDavid won the competition with a time of 13.378 seconds.[23] She then served as a broadcasting analyst during the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning game on Wednesday Night Hockey.

Career stats[edit | edit source]

USA Hockey[edit | edit source]

Event Games Goals Assists Points
2010 Four Nations Cup 4 1 1 2


Personal[edit | edit source]

Coyne has two brothers and a sister. Her oldest brother plays Division III hockey and lacrosse in Worcester, Massachusetts.[7] Coyne is married to NFL player Michael Schofield of the Los Angeles Chargers.[35][36] They both attended the same high school in Orland Park, but didn't start to date until they were both college-age athletes and met at a local gym.[37][38] They wed in July 2018.[39]

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