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Molly Engstrom
Molly-Engstrom
Position Defense
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
178 lb (81 kg)
WCHA Team Wisconsin
Born March 1 1983 (1983-03-01) (age 33),
Siren, Wisconsin
Pro Career 1990 – present

Molly Engstrom (born March 1, 1983 in Siren, Wisconsin) is an American ice hockey player of Swedish descent. She won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics and a silver at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She played for the women's team at Culver Military Academy.

Playing careerEdit

In high school, she participated in track and field and golf. In her sophomore year, Engstrom won the Wisconsin state discus title.[1]

Wisconsin BadgersEdit

In her senior year at Wisconsin, Engstrom served as one of two undergraduate assistant coaches. The other coach was future Olympian Carla MacLeod. Engstrom and Macleod assisted coach Mark Johnson with analysis of game footage. [2]

Career statsEdit

Season Games Played Goals Assists Points PPG
2001-02 35 69 15 4
2002-03 33 4 10 14 3
2003-04 34 519 242
2004-05 38 13 19 26 11

[3]

Canadian Women's Hockey LeagueEdit

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In action with the Brampton Thunder

  • March 23, 2008: Engstrom was part of the Brampton Thunder team that won the first Championship of the CWHL. Molly Engstrom scored the game winning goal as the Thunder beat the Mississauga Chiefs by a score of 4-3 in overtime.[4]
  • February 14, 2009: Engstrom took part in the Calgary Oval X-Treme's game against the U.S. Selects in the final game of the EnCana sponsored 4 game Battle of the Border women's hockey tournament. Her teammates included Carla McLeod, Colleen Sostorics, Chanda Gunn. The U.S. Selects won the game by a score of 3 to 2 but the Oval X-Treme won the series 3 games to 1.[5]

USA HockeyEdit

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Engstrom tries to avoid Haley Irwin at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games

Engstrom was a member of the 2006 US Olympic Hockey Team that won a bronze medal. In addition, Engstrom was a five-time member of the U.S. Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship. At the Worlds, Engstrom captured the Gold in 2005, 2008 and 09, and the silver in 2004 and 2007. She was named the IIHF World Championships top defenseman in 2007.[6] She was also a two-time member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team in 2003 and 2004. Engstrom was also a seven-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2002-05, 2007-09).[7]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Media All-Star Team
  • Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Directorate Award, Best Defenseman[8]
  • Top defender in the 2010 Clarkson Cup

ReferencesEdit

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