Off The Post: Hilary Knight Hockey Cards, Team USA – A former University of Wisconsin standout and the fourth overall pick in the 2012 CWHL Draft by the Boston Blades, Knight is one of the most recognizable women in sports and arguably the best female hockey player in the world.

The Palo Alto, California born Knight moved to Chicago with her family when she was five years old. Shortly after the move, Knight laced up her first pair of skates and dreamt of representing the United States in the Olympics. She even told her grandmother about her dream, to which the response was, “Girls don’t play hockey.”

The journey began.

Following her illustrious career at Wisconsin, Knight went on to play professionally in the CWHL and NWHL. She’s also played internationally and has won eight gold and three silver medals.

Knight’s hard work and dedication throughout the years paid off, and her dream of representing her country in the Olympics came true. Entering her first Olympics in 2010, Knight was the youngest member of Team USA (men and women’s teams) at 20 years and 217 days old.

The now 32-year old Knight has played in three Olympics (2010, 2014 and 2018) and is set to appear in her fourth next month in Beijing. In her three Olympic appearances, Knight recorded six goals and 11 assists in 15 games, as she helped Team USA earn one gold and two silver medals.

In this clip, captured by our own Russ Cohen, Knight talked about where she grew up and how she’s helped some of the young players on the team.

Off The Post: Hilary Knight Hockey Cards, Team USA – Card Facts

Knight doesn’t have many cards on the sports card market, but her first cards are in 2014 Topps U.S. Olympic Team. In that release, you can find a variety of options, including autographed, serial numbered, relic, insert and base cards of Knight. They’re all very nice, but if you’re just looking for a nice photograph of Knight, the base card features a beautiful up-close shot of her in a Team USA jersey and team color hockey gloves holding her hockey stick against an abstract background.

The other option hockey card collectors will want to get is her 2019 Topps Allen & Ginter cards. Again, like the 2014 Topps release, Knight has autographed, serial numbered, relic, insert and base cards available. The Topps Allen & Ginter card is really nice as well. It’s an up-close shot of Knight posed in front of a mountain setting with an overcast sky as she’s biting into one of her gold medals.

Here’s a look at Knight’s Beckett Media Stats Zone.

Hilary Knight Beckett Stats Zone


Off The Post: Hilary Knight Hockey Cards, Team USA – Image Gallery

 

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