Anna Kilponen (born 16 May 1995 in Orivesi) is a Finnish ice hockey defenceman who currently plays with Linköping HC in the Swedish Women's Hockey League (SDHL). She has previously competed internationally with the Finnish national team and won bronze medals at the 2015 and 2017 IIHF Women's World Championship and played in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
16 May 1995|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb; 11 st 9 lb)|
UND Fighting Hawks
Kilponen began her career in 2009 with Ilves in the Naisten SM-sarja, the highest level women’s hockey league in Finland. She was named an Ilves alternate captain in the 2010-11 season when she was 15 years old. Kilponen also played with Team Oriflame in the Naisten SM-sarja from the 2011-12 to 2013-14 season and served as team captain for the 2012-13 season. In the 2014-15 season she returned to Ilves and served as captain.
Leading up to the 2015-16 season, Kilponen moved to the United States to attend the University of North Dakota and play NCAA hockey with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. She played with the Fighting Hawks for two seasons, serving as an alternate captain in 2016-17, until the women’s ice hockey program was cut by the university in March 2017. Kilponen then transferred to Quinnipiac University and played for the Quinnipiac Bobcats until graduating in 2019.
Kilponen made three appearances for the Finland women's national under-18 ice hockey team, at the IIHF World Women's U18 Championships, with the first in 2011, when she won a bronze medal as part of the team in 2011.
- "2015 IIHF World Championship roster" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
- "Anna KILPONEN - Olympic Ice Hockey | Finland". International Olympic Committee. 26 June 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
- "Anna Kilponen Bio". undsports.com. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
- "Anna Kilponen - Women's Ice Hockey". Quinnipiac University Athletics. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
- "Kilponen '19 Signs with Linköping Hockey Club". Quinnipiac University Athletics. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
- IIHF - Team Finland Stats - 2014 Olympics
- IIHF - Team Finland Stats - 2012 World Championship
- "IIHF - Team Finland Stats - 2013 World Championship" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
- IIHF (2011). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2012. Fenn/M&S. p. 557. ISBN 978-0-7710-9598-6.
- IIHF - Team Finland Stats - 2011 U-18 World Championship
- IIHF - Team Finland Stats - 2012 U-18 World Championship
- IIHF - Team Finland Stats - 2013 U-18 World Championship