Taylor Heise

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Taylor Heise
Born (2000-03-17) March 17, 2000 (age 22)
Lake City, Minnesota
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
WCHA team Minnesota
National team  United States
Playing career 2017–present

Taylor Heise (born March 17, 2000) is an American women's ice hockey forward for Minnesota and member of the United States women's national ice hockey team. She won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2022.

Early life[edit]

Heise attended Red Wing High School where she was a four-time USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA honoree. As a senior in 2018, she recorded 58 goals and 25 assists in 24 games. Following an outstanding season, she named the 2018 USA Today High School Sports All-USA Girls Hockey Player of the Year and won the Minnesota Ms. Hockey Award.[1][2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Heise began her collegiate career for the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the 2018–19 season. During her freshman year she recorded 13 goals and 22 assists in 39 games. She led the team with 147 shots on goal, and second on the team with four multi-goal games. She also ranked tied for second in the WCHA and ninth in the nation with a team-best five game-winning goals. She led WCHA rookies with 22 assists, and ranked third among WCHA rookies and sixth among NCAA rookies with 0.90 points per game. Following the season she was named to the WCHA All-Rookie team.[4]

During the 2019–20 season in her sophomore year, she recorded 18 goals and 25 assists in 36 games. She ranked third on the team with a career-high 43 points, ranked second on the team with 25 assists, and ranked second on the team and sixth in the WCHA with 168 shots on goal. Following the season she was named to the All-WCHA Third Team.[5] During the 2020–21 season in her junior year, she recorded seven goals and nine assists in a season that was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She ranked second on the team with 74 shots on goal, and third on the team with 16 points.[6]

During the 2021–22 season in her senior year, she led the NCAA in scoring with 66 points on 29 goals and 37 assists in 39 games.[7] She recorded five shorthanded goals, the most in the nation, and third most in a single season in program history. She became the first player in program history to surpass 60 points in a season since Dani Cameranesi. She was named the WCHA Forward of the Month and the HCA National Player of the Month for the month of November. She recorded eight goals and eight assists. She recorded a multi-point game in five of six contests in the month. She scored her second career hat trick on November 12, 2021, in a game against RIT.[8][9] She was named the WCHA Forward of the Month and HCA Co-National Player of the Month for the month of March. She recorded eight goals and 10 assists in eight games during the month, including five multi-point and two multi-goal games.[10] She became the first Gopher to win the award three times in a single season since its inception in 2016–17.[11] Following an outstanding season, she was named first-team All-WCHA, WCHA Offensive Player of the Year and WCHA Player of the Year.[12][13][14] She was also named CCM/AHCA First-Team All-American and won the Patty Kazmaier Award. She led the NCAA in both total points (66) and points per game (1.69), and ranked second in goals (29) and sixth in assists (37).[15][16]

International play[edit]

Heise represented the United States at the 2016 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship, where she recorded two goals and one assist in five games and won a gold medal. She represented the United States at the 2017 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship, where she recorded one assist in five games and won a gold medal. She was named captain for the United States at the 2018 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship.[17] She recorded four goals and four assists in five games and won a gold medal.[18] Following the tournament, she was named the Best Forward and Tournament MVP.[19]

On August 14, 2022, she was named to the roster for the United States at the 2022 IIHF Women's World Championship.[20] She led the tournament in scoring with seven goals and 11 assists in seven games to help team USA win a silver medal. She was subsequently named the Best Forward and Tournament MVP.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2018–19 Minnesota WCHA 39 13 22 35 12
2019–20 Minnesota WCHA 36 18 25 43 8
2020–21 Minnesota WCHA 20 7 9 16 8
2021–22 Minnesota WCHA 39 29 37 66 10
NCAA totals 134 67 91 160 38

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2016 United States U18 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 2 1 3 2
2017 United States U18 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 0 1 1 0
2018 United States U18 1st place, gold medalist(s) 5 4 4 8 12
2022 United States WC 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 7 7 11 18 2
Junior totals 15 6 6 12 14
Senior totals 7 7 11 18 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Honors Year
College
WCHA All-Rookie Team 2018 [4]
WCHA Third Team All-League 2020 [5]
WCHA Offensive Player of the Year 2022 [14]
WCHA Player of the Year 2022
WCHA First Team All-League 2022
CCM/AHCA Hockey First Team All-American 2022 [22]
Patty Kazmaier Award 2022 [23]
International
IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Best Forward 2018 [19]
IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Most Valuable Player 2018
IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Media All-Star Team 2018
IIHF World Women's Championship Best Forward 2022 [21]
IIHF World Women's Championship Most Valuable Player 2022
IIHF World Women's Championship Media All-Star Team 2022

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the Newcomers: Taylor Heise". gophersports.com. August 1, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  2. ^ "Top 10: 1. Red Wing's Taylor Heise named Ms. Hockey, national POY". Red Wing Republican Eagle. December 29, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  3. ^ "Minnesota-bound Taylor Heise named Ms. Hockey". Star Tribune. February 25, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "WCHA Announces 2018-19 All-League Teams, Powered By Goodwood Hockey". wcha.com. February 28, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "WCHA Announces 2019-20 All-League Teams, Presented by Sterling Trophy". wcha.com. February 27, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  6. ^ "Taylor Heise Bio". gophersports.com. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  7. ^ Johnson, Randy (March 4, 2022). "Gophers senior Taylor Heise turns into national star, with help from Natalie Darwitz". Star Tribune. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  8. ^ "Heise Collects National Honor". wcha.com. December 2, 2021. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  9. ^ "Heise Awarded HCA National Player of the Month". gophersports.com. December 2, 2021. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  10. ^ "Heise Adds National Honor". wcha.com. March 3, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  11. ^ "Heise, Hemp Garner WCHA Monthly Awards". gophersports.com. February 28, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  12. ^ "Seven Gophers Earn All-WCHA Honors". gophersports.com. February 24, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  13. ^ "Heise, Hemp Honored by WCHA". gophersports.com. March 1, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  14. ^ a b "Minnesota's Heise Named WCHA Player Of The Year". wcha.com. March 3, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  15. ^ "Gabbie Hughes, Taylor Heise are Kazmaier finalists, first-team All-Americans". St. Paul Pioneer Press. March 17, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  16. ^ "Heise Selected as Top-Three Finalist for Patty Kaz". gophersports.com. March 17, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  17. ^ "Taylor Heise Named Captain of 2018 U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team". teamusa.usahockey.com. January 4, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  18. ^ "U.S. Takes Gold at 2018 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship". teamusa.usahockey.com. January 13, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  19. ^ a b "U.S. Racks Up Accolades En Route to Unprecedented Fourth Consecutive U18WWC Gold". teamusa.usahockey.com. January 17, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
  20. ^ "U.S. Roster Announced for 2022 IIHF Women's World Championship". USA Hockey. August 14, 2022. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
  21. ^ a b Montroy, Liz (4 September 2022). "Heise named MVP". IIHF.com. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  22. ^ "Heise Tabbed First Team All-American". gophersports.com. March 17, 2022. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  23. ^ "Taylor Heise Named 2022 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Winner". pattykaz.com. March 26, 2022. Retrieved March 26, 2022.

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