Kim was on Canada's National Women's Hockey Team from 1998 to 2011. She won 3 Olympic gold medals and 5 world championships. Kim was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020 and is thus the first goaltender to receive this prestigious honor.
Kim graduated from McGill University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Education. During his time at McGill, St-Pierre was instrumental in helping the hockey program grow to the power it is today. Kim has been “All Canadian” 4 times and received the Brodrick Trophy as the country's best player of the year. In 2003, she won the Glady's Bean Award as McGill Female Athlete of the Year as well as the BLG Jim Thompson Award as University Athlete of the Year in Canada.
St-Pierre was also the first woman to win a regular season game in Canadian varsity men's hockey on November 15, 2003 when McGill University defeated Ryerson University 5-2. Kim was inducted into the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame in 2014 followed by the Tample of fame of the Panthéon des sports du Québec in 2016. In addition, she is the 11th McGill University athlete to earn a place in the Toronto-based Hockey Hall of Fame.
After graduating from McGill University, Kim played for the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) from 2007 to 2011, with the exception of the 2009-2010 season where she was centralized with the national team in Calgary in preparation for the Vancouver Olympics.
In 2007-2008, Kim was voted CWHL's top goaltender. By winning the Clarkson Cup in 2009, St-Pierre won the three most prestigious trophies in women's hockey: the Clarkson Cup, an Olympic gold medal and a gold medal at the IIHF World Championship. St-Pierre and the Montreal Stars won a second Clarkson Cup in 2011. With a new logo and hockey jersey, the Stars became the Montreal Canadians in 2015. Unfortunately, the league announced its disbandment in 2019.
To overcome this challenge and work to build a professional women's hockey league, the PWHPA (Association of Professional Hockey Players) was created in 2019. I support the PWHPA and its mission to build a professional hockey league that would bring together the best female players in the world.
Kim and her husband Lenny Jo Goudreau are parents of two boys; Liam and Ayden. As a family, they love to play sports and move outdoors. Liam and Ayden play hockey, baseball and soccer! Kim strongly believes that playing a variety of sports plays a vital role in the development process for young athletes.
Kim works for the BOKS program as a Business Development Manager. BOKS is a FREE school physical activity program designed to get kids active and encourage them to live healthy lifestyles for life.
Kim is also invited to be a speaker by sharing her exceptional story through various channels such as media interviews, panel discussions and motivational talks addressing a variety of themes such as dedication, perseverance and teamwork. .
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