Kendall Coyne Biography
Kendall Coyne (Kendall Coyne Schofield) is an American professional ice hockey player and a member of the United States women’s national ice hockey team. She is the first woman to compete in the NHL All-Star skills competition.
With the national team, Kendall won five gold medals at the IIHF World Women’s Championships and the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
In 2016, Coyne was the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. In January 2017, she was recognized as the recipient of the NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award.
Kendall Coyne Age|Birthday
She was born on May 25, 1992, in Palos Park, Illinois United States. Coyne is 30 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on May 25 every year.
Kendall Coyne Education
Coyne attended Sandburg High School, as well as the Loomis Chaffee School from 2006 to 2010. She then attended the prep school, the Berkshire School, in Sheffield, Massachusetts for the academic year 2010 to 2011.
In 2016, Coyne graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a B.A. in communication studies. She is enrolled in an M.A. program in corporate and organizational communications at Northeastern University.
Kendall Coyne Height
She stands at a height of 5 ft 2 in (157 cm) weighing 125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb).
Kendall Coyne Family
Coyne is the daughter of John and Alice Coyne. She has two brothers and one sister. Her oldest brother Kevin Coyne played Division III hockey and is an elite skills hockey coach. Her younger sister, Bailey, is a forward for the Northeastern Huskies women’s ice hockey team.
Kendall Coyne Husband
She is married to NFL player Michael Schofield of the Los Angeles Chargers. They both attended the same high school in Chicago but didn’t start to date until they were both college-age athletes and met at a local gym. The couple wed in July 2018.
Kendall Coyne Children
Coyne likes to keep her personal life private, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she has children or not. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Kendall Coyne Playing career
During the 2009–10 season, Coyne scored 53 goals and registered 34 assists in 46 games with the Chicago Mission Under 19 girls team. With the Mission, she participated in three seasons and had 254 points in 157 games.
In addition, Coyne played in two national championship games with the Mission and won one title. She attended the Berkshire School for the 2010–2011 season, totaling 77 points on 55 goals and 22 assists, in 25 games. Coyne was named the New England Prep School Player of the Year.
Kendall Coyne USA Hockey
On January 10, 2009, in Fussen, Germany, Coyne scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the US in the gold medal game of the 2009 IIHF Under 19 championships.
In August 2009, she was the youngest player (at 17 years old) at the USA Hockey women’s national festival in Blaine, Minnesota. The festival was the selection camp for the senior national team (that would constitute players for the 2010 Olympic team) and Coyne was one of 41 players that were invited.
In the gold medal game of the 2010 Four Nations Cup, she scored for the United States. After the 2010 Four Nations Cup, Coyne had 36 career points (24 goals, 12 assists) in 27 games with the U.S. national team.
On January 28, 2011, it was announced that Kendall was named to the preliminary roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team. From April 4 to 12, 2011, she was one of 30 players that took part in a selection/training camp.
Coyne was named to the final roster that participated at the 2011 IIHF Women’s World Championship.
Kendall Coyne NCAA
On April 28, 2011, it was announced that Coyne committed to the Northeastern Huskies women’s ice hockey program. In her senior year, she was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female college ice hockey player in the United States.
Kendall Coyne NWHL
In the 2015 NWHL Draft, Coyne was selected third overall by the Boston Pride. In July 2016, she signed with the independent Minnesota Whitecaps. Heading into the 2018–19 Minnesota Whitecaps season, Kendall re-signed with the club in their first season as members of the National Women’s Hockey League.
On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, she became the first woman to play in the Chicago Pro Hockey League at MB Arena, a league that features 80 professional players and 80 amateurs.
On January 25, 2019, she has 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 Coyne was originally going to demonstrate the challenges, she became the first woman to be named to compete in the All-Stars skills competition.
Kendall Coyne Global games
IIHF World Women’s Championships
Coyne has competed in six IIHF World Women’s Championships, winning gold medals in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and a silver medal in 2012.
- 2011: Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland – gold medal
- Tied for second on the team in goals scored with four and third on the team in plus/minus rating (+9)
- 2012: Burlington, Vermont – silver medal
- Named U.S. Player of the Game in the gold-medal game (April 14); was second overall in the tournament in plus/minus rating (+10)
- 2013: Ottawa, Ontario – gold medal
- Tied for sixth overall with four assists
- 2015: Malmo, Sweden – gold medal
- Tied for tournament lead with plus-8 rating
- 2016: Kamloops, British Columbia – gold medal
- 2017: Plymouth, Michigan – gold medal
- Tied for tournament lead with 12 points and five goals.
- Named U.S. Player of the Game in a preliminary-round matchup against Russia and the semi-finals versus Germany. Also named one of the top three U.S. players of the tournament
Olympic Winter Games
Coyne has represented the U.S. at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, where she won a silver medal, and at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, where she won a gold medal. She competed in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, winning the silver medal with the US Team, and losing to Canada in the gold medal game. Coyne was the leading scorer for Team USA, with 6 points on 2 goals and 4 assists.
- 2014: Sochi, Russia – silver medal
- Skated in five games, recording two goals and four assists
- 2018: PyeongChang, South Korea – gold medal
- Recorded two goals and an assist in five games
- Led team in shots on goal with 21
Kendall Coyne Awards and honors
- 2012–13: American Hockey Coaches Association, CCM Hockey Women’s Division I, All Americans, Second Team
- 2015: American Hockey Coaches Association, CCM Hockey Women’s Division I All-Americans, Second Team
- 2016: Patty Kazmaier Award
- 2017: NCAA, Today’s Top 10 Award
- East Rookie of the Week (Week of October 31, 2011)
- Hockey East Rookie of the Week (Week of November 28, 2011)
- East Player of the Month (Month of November 2011)
- Hockey East Rookie of the Week (Week of January 23, 2012)
- Hockey East Player of the Month (Month of January 2012)
- 2014–15 East First Team All-Star
- U.S. Player of the Game, November 12, 2011 vs. Finland, 2011 4 Nations Cup
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