Kim St-Pierre began playing hockey at 8 years old, competing against the boys until she was 18. She transitioned to women’s hockey when she was recruited by McGill University, for whom she played from 1998 to 2004 while she completed a degree in kinesiology. She played four seasons with the women’s team and one with the men’s team, becoming just the second woman in Canada to play for a men’s university team.
In 1998 Kim joined the national women’s team, winning gold at five world championships where she was named the tournament’s top goaltender in 2001 and 2004. A three-time Olympic gold medallist, Kim is the women’s national team all-time leading goaltender in games (83), wins (64) and shutouts (29).
Kim recently retired from hockey, but continues to be active in the sports industry. With both a sports recruiting website for student athletes and a deal with a goalie equipment retailer, Kim is just as busy off the ice as she was on it. Kim now lives in St. Laurent with her fiancé and her son.
Getting to know…
Daughter of André and Louise Vallieres … Has two brothers, Yan and Karl … Nickname is Kimmer … Studied Kinesiology at McGill University … When not playing hockey, is out with friends, watching movies, shopping or travelling.
|2002 Salt Lake City||Ice Hockey||Women||Gold|
|2006 Turin||Ice Hockey||Women||Gold|
|2010 Vancouver||Ice Hockey||Women||Gold|
Notable International Results
World Championship Results: 2009 (Hameenlinna, FIN): Silver 2008 (Harbin, CHN): Silver 2007 (Winnipeg/Selkirk, CAN): Gold 2005 (Linkoping, SWE): Silver 2004 (Halifax, CAN): Gold 2001 (Minneapolis, USA): Gold 2000 (Mississauga, CAN): Gold 1999 (Espoo, FIN): Gold
2009-10: Captured silver at Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver and 4 Nations Cup champions in Tikkurila, FIN. 2008-09: WC silver medallist ... Won 4 Nations Cups silver in Lake Placid, USA ... Captured inaugural Clarkson Cup title with Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League ... Played with Montreal Stars from 2006-09. 2007-08: Won WC silver. 2006-07: Nabbed WC gold ... Won 4 Nations Cup gold in Kitchener, Ont. 2005-06: Was Olympic champion in Turin, recording two wins and a 0.923 save percentage ... Won Torino Ice Tournament. 2004-05: WC silver medallist ... Played with Quebec Avalanche of CWHL. 2003-04: Captured WC gold, and received Directorate Award as Top Goaltender ... Played with McGill Marlets (2000-2004) of Canadian Interuniversity Sports ... Made history by playing for McGill's men's team in CIS game on October 3, 2003 in 4-2 loss to St. Mary's University, becoming second woman to play for a men's CIS hockey team. 2002-03: Named to WC team, but championship was subsequently cancelled ... Won 4 Nations Cups gold in Kitchener, Ont. ... Named CIS Most Outstanding Female Player and to CIS All-Canadian Team. 2001-02: Captured Olympic gold, receiving Directorate Award as Top Goaltender and posting 0.936 save percentage ... Won 3 Nations Cup gold in FIN. 2000-01: Won WC gold, and was named Top Goaltender ... Was 4 Nations Cup champion in Provo, USA ... Led McGill University to bronze at CIAU championship in 2001, where she was voted as Tournament MVP and named to National Championship All-Star Team ... Named to CIS All-Canadian Team. 1999-00: Nabbed WC gold ... Won 3 Nations Cups gold in Montreal ... Member of Under-22 team that won three-game series against USA. 1998-99: Claimed WC gold ... Won 3 Nations Cups gold in Kuortane, FIN ... Named Rookie of the Year with McGill and named to CIS All-Canadian Team.