Alexandra Carpenter (born April 13, 1994) is an American ice hockey player who currently plays for Kunlun Red Star in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. She was a member of the 2014 United States Olympic team and is the daughter of former NHL player Bobby Carpenter. In her junior season at Boston College, she was the recipient of the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award.
Alex Carpenter playing for Team USA in 2017
April 13, 1994|
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)|
Kunlun Red Star|
While in middle school she played for a male hockey team in Bethlehem, New York. Noteworthy teammates included her younger brother Robert Carpenter as well as Jonathan Clark, Sam Segal, Danny Golderman, and Jake Nussbaum. In fall 2007, she joined The Governor's Academy in South Byfield. Carpenter played for the Governor's Academy Varsity team as a 13-year-old. She racked up a total of 155 goals and 136 assists for 291 points over three years.
On July 22, 2010, she committed to joining the Boston College Eagles women's ice hockey program in the fall of 2012. Alex recorded her 100th career point against UConn Feb 17 of her Sophomore season with BC.
During her junior season (2014–15) at Boston College, she was the recipient of the 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award. Of note, Carpenter became the first player in the history of the Boston College Eagles program, and first player from the Hockey East conference to claim the award.
She competed for Team USA in an Under-18 three-game exhibition series against Canada's best in Calgary, Alberta. She helped the US Team win the 2009 Czech Challenge Cup in Prague. She scored a goal for Team USA in the gold medal game of the 2010 IIHF Women's Under 18 championships but had to settle for the silver medal. Of note, she was the youngest girl for Team USA in the tournament at the age of fifteen years. She finished the tournament with eight goals and one assist in five games. She was tied for second in team scoring behind Kendall Coyne. Carpenter scored the game-winning overtime goal to lead the United States to a 1–0 win over Canada at the 2016 Women's World Hockey Championship.
Selected first overall by the New York Riveters of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) in the 2015 NWHL Draft, she was traded to the Boston Pride. During the summer of 2016, Carpenter signed with the Boston Pride for a one-year, $19,500 contract, making her the highest paid player of the 2015 NWHL Draft class. Playing for Team Steadman, Carpenter recorded a goal and an assist at the 2nd NWHL All-Star Game.
Awards and honors
- 2015 Patty Kazmaier Award
- 2015 CCM Hockey Women's Division I All-Americans, First Team
- 2015 First overall pick in the NWHL Draft by the New York Riveters
- Hockey East Rookie of the Month (Month of October 2011)
- Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of December 12, 2011)
- Hockey East Rookie of the Month (Month of December 2011)
- Hockey East Player of the Month (October 2014)
- Hockey East Player of the Month (November 2014)
- Hockey East Player of the Week (Week of December 15, 2014)
- 2014–15 Hockey East First Team All-Star
Alex Carpenter was the first girl to play in the Morristown, New Jersey Little League in 25 years (performing as a pitcher, catcher and shortstop) and was the first girl to ever play as a 10-year-old.
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- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Alex Carpenter (Boston Pride 2016–2017) at NWHL
- Alexandra Carpenter at the International Olympic Committee
- Alexandra Carpenter at the United States Olympic Committee
- Alex Carpenter at USA Hockey
- Alexandra Carpenter at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
- Alexandra Carpenter on Twitter