Name Brianna Decker
Role Ice hockey player
|National team United States|
Height 1.63 m
|Born May 13, 1991 (age 24)Dousman, WI, USA (1991-05-13) |
Weight 148 lb (67 kg; 10 st 8 lb)
NWHL teamFormer teams Boston PrideBoston BladesWisconsin Badgers
Education University of Wisconsin-Madison
Parents John Decker, Marilyn Decker
Siblings Brody Decker, Bryan Decker, Ben Decker
Current teams United States women's national ice hockey team (#14 / Forward)
Similar People Hilary Knight, Jessica Vetter, Meghan Duggan, Kendall Coyne, Monique Lamoureux
Interview with nwhl boston pride star brianna decker
Brianna Decker (born May 13, 1991) is an American women's ice hockey player for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League. She is a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team. She was awarded the 2012 Patty Kazmaier Award while playing for the University of Wisconsin, recognizing the best female ice hockey player in NCAA Division I play. With the Boston Pride, Decker would score the first hat trick in NWHL history on October 25, 2015.
- Interview with nwhl boston pride star brianna decker
- Brianna decker wins the 2012 patty kazmaier memorial award
- USA Hockey
Brianna decker wins the 2012 patty kazmaier memorial award
In her freshman season (2009–10) with the Wisconsin Badgers women's ice hockey program, Decker scored the Badgers' first goal of the season in a game against North Dakota (October 3). During the season, she accumulated seven multi-point games and four multi-goal games. She was third in team scoring despite missing almost half of the first part of the season. On September 25, 2011, Decker scored her third career hat trick in a 13–0 defeat of the Lindenwood Lady Lions ice hockey program. Her 12-game winning goals during the 2010–11 season are a program record. She holds the Badgers longest scoring streak at 32 games (February 11, 2011 to January 6, 2012). During the streak she accumulated 77 points (33 goals, 44 assists).
She won gold at the 2009 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship. On January 28, 2011, it was announced that Decker was named to the preliminary roster for the US Women's National Team. From April 4 to 12, 2011, she was one of 30 players that took part in a selection / training camp and was named to the final roster that participated at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship. At the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship, Brianna Decker was among the tournament's top five scorers. Decker's 11 points (four goals, seven assists) placed her second.
In 2017, Decker was a member of the winning US team for the 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship, receiving two assists in the final against Canada.
Making her debut for the Boston Blades on January 17, 2015, Decker accumulated seven points (three goals, four assists) in an 11-3 win against the Brampton Thunder. Decker would finish the season leading all American-born players in scoring, while ranking second overall in the scoring race for the Angela James Bowl with 32 points. In addition, she tied with Blades teammate Tara Watchorn as the league leaders in plus/minus rating with a +25 rating. During the 2015 Clarkson Cup playoffs, Decker led all players in scoring, while registering two goals in the championship game, a 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Stars.
Signing as a free agent with the Boston Pride, Decker would make league history on October 25, 2015. During a 5-3 road win against the Buffalo Beauts, Decker would score the first hat trick in league history. All three goals were scored against Beauts goaltender Brianne McLaughlin.
Decker was awarded Most Valuable Player consecutively by the NWHL for her performance in the 2015/16 season and 2016/17 season.