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Kelly Wild
Position Defense
Shoots Left
5 ft 3 in (1.6 m)
130 lb (59 kg)
WCHA Team Ohio State
Born March 8 1990 (1990-03-08) (age 26),
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Pro Career 2008 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
IIHF Under 18 Women's World Championships
Gold 2008 Canada 2008 Tournament

Kelly Wild is an ice hockey player for the Ohio State Buckeyes women's ice hockey program. Prior to joining Ohio State, she competed with the United States Under 18 team and was part of the team that won the first IIHF World Women's Under-18 tournament.

Playing careerEdit

High schoolEdit

Wild played defense for Cretin-Derham Hall High School and one of her teammates was future Buckeye Brittany Carlson. In her senior year, she was named a second team all-state and first team all-metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In addition, she was a Top 10 finalist for the 2008 Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award. In that same season, her school played in the 2008 Minnesota state tournament semifinal game. As a freshman, she helped Cretin-Derham Hall to the 2005 state tournament. Wild was a five-time participant in the Minnesota Selects Tournament and attended the U.S. National Camp twice. Academically, Wild was a member of the National Honors Society.

Ohio StateEdit


In her freshman season, Wild participated in 23 games. She suffered an injury on November 28 against the St. Lawrence Skating Saints. She returned on February 6. In her first game back, she got an assist, as the Buckeyes beat North Dakota by a 4-1 tally. For the season, she scored one goal and registered five assists for six points while accumulating 22 penalty minutes. On October 3, Wild got her first point with an assist on the first goal of the season. The Buckeyes had played the Providence Friars. The first goal of her career was scored on February 20 in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota State Mavericks.

USA HockeyEdit

Wild was named to the U.S. Women's Under-22 Team that will compete from August 18 to 21, 2010 in Toronto. The team will engage in a three game exhibition series against Canada.

She was also a member of the U.S. Women's National Under-18 team. That team would go on to win the first gold medal in the inaugural IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship (played from Jan. 7-12, 2008). In five games, Wild had two assists and a plus-14 rating. She also played for the Under 18 team in August 2007 and was the assistant captain. She was also the alternate captain for the 2008 US Women’s National Under 18 team. [1]


Her sister Katie was a gymnast at the University of Illinois . Her grandfather, played hockey at the University of Minnesota and was on the 1948 U.S. Olympic hockey team

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Four-time all-conference selection in high school, averaging about 28 points per season during her career
  • Earned the Cretin-Derham High School hockey team's MVP award as a junior

Ohio StateEdit

  • Voted assistant captain of the Buckeyes for the 2010-11 season (along with Laura McIntosh and Natalie Spooner)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2009-10)
  • Academic All-Big Ten at-large selection (2009-10)
  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2008-09, 2009-10)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for the team (2009-10)



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