Class of 2018
Kendall Coyne
Stan Mikita Lifetime Achievement Award

Kendall Coyne is an American ice hockey player. In the span of her career, she has captured 19 medals in International Competition. She is a two-time member of the United States Olympic Team. She received a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. She tied for the team lead in points with 2 goals and 4 assists in 5 games. She became an Olympic Champion and captured a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. At the age of 15, she was named to the United States Under-18 National Team. She was a captain and three-time member of the United States Under-18 National Team. She received 2 gold medals and one silver medal. She is currently the all-time leading scorer in tournament history with 33 points in 15 games. In 2010, Kendall became a member of the United States National Team. She has won five gold medals and one silver medal at the IIHF Women’s World Championships. She has also competed in 8 Four Nations cups with the National Team. The Palos Heights, Illinois, native played four seasons at Northeastern University in Boston. During her time at Northeastern, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degree. The 3-time All-American and 2-time captain finished her collegiate career as the Huskies’ all-time leader in points, goals, and single-season points. In addition, she became the Hockey East all-time leader in career points, career goals, single-season points, single-season goals, points per game, and goals per game. In 2016, she was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award which is given out to the top player in women’s college hockey. She led the NCAA in goals, goals per game, shorthanded goals, and hat tricks. In January 2017, Coyne was recognized as the recipient of the NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award and an NCAA Top 30 Woman of the Year Honoree. She was also named the Top female student-athlete at Northeastern University and a member of the Huntington 100. Lastly, she was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team, a Distinguished Scholar, and Top Scholar Athlete (4.0 GPA).

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