UMD legend Caroline Ouellette to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) women’s hockey legend Caroline Ouellette will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Wednesday she was announced as one of seven members of the Class of 2023. She’s joined by goalie greats Henrik Lundqvist, Tom Barrasso and Mike Vernon, fellow Canadian Pierre Turgeon, former NHL coach Ken Hitchcock and executive Pierre Lacroix.
Ouellette, a 44-year-old Montreal native, was also named to UMD’s and the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) Hall of Fame classes of 2023.
A 2005 UMD graduate she helped lead the Bulldogs to a national championship in 2003. She then returned for the 2007-2008 season as an assistant coach helping UMD win their fourth NCAA title. Ouellette remains the program’s third all-time leading scorer tallying 229 points in just 97 games. She was a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award twice; top 10 in 2004 and top three in 2005.
Beyond college she has won an impressive four Olympic gold medals for Canada (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) and six IIHF Women’s Worlds gold medals (1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2012). She also won four Canadian Women’s Hockey League championships claiming the Clarkson Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2012 with the Montreal Stars, then again in 2017 with the Canadiennes de Montreal.
She retired from playing hockey in 2018.
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