One of the longest-serving members of Canada’s National Women’s Team, Caroline Ouellette eclipsed the 200-game mark in a Team Canada uniform during the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship. She is third in all-time games played with the national team behind only Hayley Wickenheiser and Jayna Hefford.
As part of her longevity, Ouellette has played in three Olympic Winter Games, winning gold at Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010. She has competed in 11 world championships, winning six gold and five silver. In 2012 she scored the overtime winner in the gold medal game to give Canada the world title.
Ouellette currently plays for the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. The team won the Clarkson Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2012. She was the league MVP in 2009 and 2011. Ouellette had played her collegiate career for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, with whom she won the NCAA national title in 2003 and was named MVP of the Frozen Four tournament. In 2004-05 she was a top-three finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female player in NCAA hockey. In 2006-07 and 2007-08 Ouellette served as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs. She would take on that same job with the Concordia Stingers in 2012-13.
Three-Time Olympic Champion (Vancouver 2010, Turin 2006, Salt Lake City 2002)… Six-Time World Champion (1999-01, 2004, 2007, 2012)… Five-Time World Silver Medallist (2005, 2008-09, 2011, 2013)…
School: Degree in criminology and women’s studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2005… Graduated from the National Police Academy in Quebec in the fall of 2000…Odds and Ends: Won the 2004 World Championship in inline hockey… Played softball at the 1997 Canada Summer Games… Athlete Ambassador with RBC since October 2010… Arena named in her honour…