Some might think that sports are only for men, but Jennifer Botterill is one of those women who has overwritten such misconceptions. The retired ice hockey player is one of the finest players ever to play the game. Throughout her distinguished career, she won many awards and accolades for her works, both collective and individuals such as medals in Olympics, World championship, Angela James Bowl, CWHL Top Forward, CWHL First All-Star Team.
Jennifer Botterill's Personal Life And Relationship Status
The retired hockey player Jennifer Botterill is a married lady and is happily married to her husband, Adrian Lomonaco. Her partner Adrian is an ice hockey coach who trains NHL, Olympic, national, and amateur players.
The 2010 Winter Olympics gold medalist exchanged holy vows with her other half on May 05, 2012. From that day onwards, the two are living as husband and wife.
Although it has been more seven years since Jennifer got hitched, it appears she is yet to have any children with her partner. The lady is relatively open about her life and, from time to time, gives updates to her followers through social media.
These days, Botterill is most of the time occupied by her works, usually doing commentary for shows, and attending and speaking at events and programs.
Jennifer Botterill's Net Worth
Jennifer has a net worth of $2 million from her career as a professional career as an ice hockey player. To compare her wealth with her fellow countrymen, professional ice hockey player Brooks Laich, he has a net worth of $8 million, as of 2019.
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In her active playing career of 14 years, she played in the Canadian Women's Hockey League teams like Mississauga Chiefs and Toronto Furies. While for the International level, she represented the Canadian national team from 1998 to 2010.
During her career, she won several titles and medals, including the Winter Olympics, on many occasions, World Championship Trophy, and also numerous individual awards.
Retirement And Life After Ice Hockey
Since her exit from the hockey world, she has been working as the analyst and provides in-game analysis for New York Islanders television broadcasts. Furthermore, she is also working as the keynote speaker and works in television with CBC and TSN.
When asked about what her favorite part about working as a keynote speaker is, the veteran athlete said:
"I love working as a keynote speaker. It is a phenomenal chance to connect with people and provide insights from my life that can help them lead their best life. Being a keynote speaker I am constantly sharing and experiencing moments of appereication. I look forward to every speaking opportunity and enjoy all of it."
At present, Jennifer does various fundraising and keynote speaking at multiple events. She is also an Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play and has a website jenniferbotterill.com which provides information about her current works and career as a player.
Botterill looks happy in what she is doing right now, and as she encourages, inspires, and gives confidence to people, especially young girls and women, she is becoming a role model for her country.
Quick Facts: Jennifer Botterill
- Born in was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jennifer Botterill is the daughter of Doreen McCannell, a former professional Canadain speed skater and Dr. Cla Botterill, a psychologist.
- She grew up with her older brother Jason Botterill who is also a former ice hockey player.
- Though she was born in Ottawa, she considers Winnipeg, Manitoba, as her hometown.
- She attended Harvard University, where she played for the Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey team.
- She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with Honors in 2003.
- Jennifer represented her nation for the first time in the 1998 Winter Olympics, winning her first-ever Olympics silver medal.
- With Canada, she has won World Championship five times.
- She won the Angela James Bowl, which is given to the top points scorer in the Canadian Women's Hockey League.
- In her career, she has won four gold medals and one silver medal at the Winter Olympics from 1998-2010.
- The 1.75 meters tall lady gave an assisted the winning goal for her final international game against the US and won the gold medal in the 2010 Winter Olympics.