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Kate Wright (Gillis)

Position Forward
Program Women’s National Team
Home Town Kingston, ON
Birth Date August 14, 1989
Caps 173
Twitter @KateGillis3

Kate Wright (Gillis) is the most internationally experienced athlete ever with the Women’s National field hockey team, beating the previous record of games played during the 2017 Pan American Cup, when she hit 169 games played for the Canadian women.

The biggest highlight of her career thus far has been leading the Canadian women to a bronze medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. It was the first time since 1999 in Winnipeg the Canadian women medaled at the event.

Wright (Gillis) also helped Canada win bronze at the 2013 Pan American Cup. She was also part of Canada’s fourth place finish at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara and made two appearances at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014.

Wright (Gillis) began her collegiate career at Boston College where she scored nine goals in 39 games and was the school’s Rookie of the Year as a freshman. She then transferred to the University of British Columbia to be closer to the national team and helped the Thunderbirds win their third and fourth straight CIS national titles in 2013 and 2014.

Wright (Gillis) comes from a sports family. Her father Mike was drafted to the NHL and was a player agent and NHL general manager. Her mother Diane was an elite track athlete.