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About Brianne

Brianne is the first ever captain of the PWHL Ottawa franchise

PWHL Ottawa — Team Captain
Olympic Gold Medalist​
World Champion
Clarkson Cup Champion

Brianne Jenner first wore the maple leaf internationally as a member of Canada’s Under-18 team in 2008. Jenner began her National Women’s team career in 2009 when she was centralized as an 18-year old for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Her achievements include 2 Olympic Gold Medals (2014, 2022), being named the 2022 Olympic MVP and tying the record for most goals scored at an Olympic tournament, as well as claiming a Silver Medal a at the 2018 Olympics. Brianne has played for Canada at 8 World Championships, being named the MVP for Canada in both 2022 and 2023 gold medal games. Brianne is currently an Assistant Captain on the National/Olympic team.

Since 2019 Brianne has served as a founding board member of the Professional Women's Hockey Player's Association as well as the newly formed PWHLPA. She was one of the first ever signings in league history and was thrilled to be one of the 3 free agents signed to Ottawa's franchise.

The definition of a Scholar-Athlete

Jenner’s career at Cornell University included being a 4-time All-Academic Ivy League winner, being named by Business Insider as one of Cornell’s “19 Most Impressive Students”, claiming two ECAC Player of the Year and two First Team All-American honours, and culminating as the Ivy League nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Jenner continued her studies obtaining her Masters of Public Policy degree at the University of Calgary, and in her debut 2016 season with the Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League she was named captain and helped the team to its first ever Clarkson Cup. In her 4 years with the Calgary Inferno Jenner won 2 Clarkson Cups (2016 and 2019) made 3 Clarkson Cup Final appearances.

Jenner finds time to support many causes in her community despite the rigours of full-time training with the National Team. Guest Speaking, serving as a Social Media Ambassador and Fund-Raising appearances, are some of the ways in which Jenner raises awareness for various causes including Mental Wellness, and Diversity. She is proud to be a mentor for youth as part of the Head to Head Mentor Program. Brianne was born in Oakville, Ontario, played her minor hockey in St. Catharines, and now resides in Toronto.


“It was an enormous honour to be able to sign with Ottawa in the PWHL. I know this has been something myself and my peers have been focused on achieving since the folding of the CWHL in 2019 and a lot of work went in behind the scenes to get to this point but that’s only a small piece of the journey that got us here. It’s really been something that our sport has been building towards for generations. There were a lot of amazing women that came before us that got us to this point. We stand on their shoulders and I hope when puck drops in January those pioneers feel a part of the celebration.”

National Team Career Highlights

Other Athletic/Academic Highlights