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Cassie Campbell

Biography

Cassie Campbell was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Hockey team for 13 years. She was the team captain for five years and is the only player, male or female to ever captain two teams to Olympic gold medals; the first time at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games and then at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games. The team won the silver medal at the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games.

Cassie Campbell is one of the most decorated hockey players in Canada. She won six World Women’s Hockey Championship gold medals - 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2004. She scored 32 goals and added 69 assists for 101 career points in 158 international games. At the club level, she won three league championships including two National Women’s Hockey League titles with the Calgary Oval X-Treme in 2003 and 2004. She also won three gold medals at the Esso Women’s National Championship - in 2000 with Ontario, and in 2001 and 2003 with Alberta.

Cassie Campbell retired from competitive hockey and began a broadcasting career with TSN and CBC. On October 14, 2006, she became the first woman to ever do colour commentary for Hockey Night in Canada – joining Bob Cole in the broadcast booth for the Calgary/Toronto game. Cassie is also involved in grassroots hockey programs in Alberta and throughout Canada, including Chevrolet Safe and Fun Hockey and she holds an annual street hockey tournament in Calgary with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.

Cassie Campbell’s commitment and leadership to teamwork throughout her playing career is what made her so valuable to Canadian women’s hockey. She is arguably one of the most influential and recognizable players in the history of women’s hockey – not only in Canada, but also around the world.

Since Induction:

  • 2007 – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame inductee
  • 2008 – In Brampton, Ontario, a community centre was named after her – the Cassie Campbell Community Centre.
  • 2011 – Honorary degree from the University of Guelph
  • 2012 – Order of Hockey in Canada
  • 2014 – Cassie was a member of CBC's 2014 Sochi Olympics broadcast team as a hockey analyst for the men’s and women’s games.