Hilary Knight is an analyst for NHL coverage on ESPN. Knight joined the ESPN broadcast team in 2021, where she serves as analyst for select NHL season games.
Knight has previously joined the broadcast booth when she was a guest studio analyst during one of the 2019 Stanley Cup playoff games.
In 2006, Knight joined Team USA and the rest is history. In both 2010 and 2014, Knight helped lead Team USA to a silver medal at the Winter Olympics. At just 20, she was the youngest player on the 2010 Olympic team. In 2018, Knight proved the third time’s a charm, winning gold in her third Olympic appearance. Knight also won the IIHF World Championships in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She was named the 2013 CWHL MVP and the 2014 Bob Allen’s Player of the Year. In 2016, she won the inaugural Isobel Cup with the NWHL and was the league’s leading scorer.
Born in California, Knight’s family relocated to Chicago when she was five years old and sparked her love for hockey. When there were no girls’ teams, Knight played with the boys. Knight attended the University of Madison, where she earned two national championships, the all-time goals record and became a three-time All-American. From there she joined the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League and became the first American-born player to win the MVP award.