Amanda Kessel is set to make her second Winter Olympics appearance at the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
The 26-year-old Kessel is one of 21 members of the 2017 world championship team that will be taking the ice for the United States when the hockey tournaments take place from Feb. 10-22. She was also a member of the silver medal team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Kessel spent her collegiate career playing for the Minnesota Golden Gophers before moving on to play for the Metropolitan Riveters of the NWHL.
Kessel is the sister of Pittsburgh Penguins player Phil Kessel, who is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, and AHL player Blake Kessel. Her father, Phil Kessel Sr., briefly played in the NFL for the Washington Redskins.
The United States’ first game of the PyeongChang Olympics will be bright and early on Sunday, Feb. 11. The U.S. will be taking on Finland in Group A Preliminary Round play, with the puck set to drop at 2:40 a.m. ET.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea take place from Feb. 9 – Feb. 25.
The U.S. women’s hockey roster can be seen below:
Nicole Hensley (Lakewood, Colo.)
Alex Rigsby (Delafield, Wis.)
Maddie Rooney (Andover, Minn.)
Kacey Bellamy (Westfield, Mass.)
Megan Bozek (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)
Kali Flanagan (Burlington, Mass.)
Megan Keller (Farmington, Mich.)
Monique Lamoureux-Morando (Grand Forks, N.D.)
Gigi Marvin (Warroad, Minn.)
Emily Pfalzer (Getzville, N.Y.)
Lee Stecklein (Roseville, Minn.)
Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.)
Dani Cameranesi (Plymouth, Minn.)
Alex Carpenter (North Reading, Mass.)
Kendall Coyne (Palos Heights, Ill.)
Brianna Decker (Dousman, Wis.)
Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.)
Amanda Kessel (Madison, Wis.)
Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho)
Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson (Grand Forks, N.D.)
Annie Pankowski (Laguna Hills, Calif.)
Kelly Pannek (Plymouth, Minn.)
Amanda Pelkey (Montpelier, Vt.)