2020 IHHF Bio Series: Kendall Coyne Schofield

Kendall Coyne Schofield
Players Category ~ Class of 2020


Kendall is a longtime member of the United States Women’s National Hockey Team. Over the span of her 13 years with USA Hockey, she has captured 21 medals in International Competition. She has won six gold medals at the IIHF World Women’s Championships and a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics and an Olympic Silver Medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. She competed in 9 Four Nations Cups, capturing gold six times. At the age of 15, her Team USA career began when she was named to the United States Under-18 Women’s National Team. She was a captain and 3-time member. She received 2 gold medals and one silver. She is currently the all-time leading scorer in tournament history with 33 points in 15 games.

The Palos Heights, Illinois native played four seasons at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. During her time at Northeastern, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degree. The 3-time All American and 2-time captain finished her collegiate career as the Huskies’ all-time leader in points (249), goals (141), and single season points (84). In addition, she became the Hockey East all-time leader in career points, career goals, single-season points, single-season goals, points per game, and goals per game. In 2016, she led Northeastern to its first ever NCAA appearance and was the recipient of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award which is given annually to the top player in division one college hockey.

On January 25, 2019, Coyne was named a replacement for Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon at the 2019 NHL All-Star Skills Competition in the fastest-skater challenge as part of the 2019 NHL All-Star weekend. Although she was originally going to demonstrate the accuracy shooting challenge, Coyne became the first woman to compete in an NHL All-Stars skills competition. 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; Connor McDavid won the competition with a time of 13.378 seconds. In 2019, she became the second woman to serve as an analyst for an NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game.

In addition to her duties with the U.S. Women’s National Team, Kendall currently serves as an Analyst for the San Jose Sharks, a community ambassador for the Chicago Blackhawks, she is the president and co-founder of the Schofield Family Foundation that her and her husband, Michael Schofield, founded in January of 2019. She is a board member for the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA), and the founder of the Kendall Coyne Hockey camp which just completed its fifth year.

Outside of sport, Kendall enjoys spending time with her family, cheering on her husband, Michael Schofield, at football games, traveling, motivating kids, and hosting her annual Kendall Coyne Hockey Camp, that is open to girls of all skill levels and sharing her message of “you don’t have to be big to dream big.” In addition, she has served as a local ambassador for the Chicago Blackhawks since 2013.


Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding an induction ceremony this year. We will be inducting this 16th class into the Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the Belvedere Banquet Hall in Elk Grove Village beginning at 5:00 pm. More information will follow when we get closer to the event.

“To honor the excellence of those individuals who, through their exceptional endeavors both on and off the ice, have contributed in an extraordinary way to enhance the sport and image of hockey in Illinois.”



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