Taylor Heise

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Taylor Heise
Heise with PWHL Minnesota in 2024
Born (2000-03-17) March 17, 2000 (age 23)
Lake City, Minnesota
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
PWHL team PWHL Minnesota
National team  United States
Playing career 2017–present
Medal record
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2023 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2022 Denmark
World U18 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2016 Canada
Gold medal – first place 2017 Czech Republic
Gold medal – first place 2018 Russia

Taylor Heise (born March 17, 2000) is an American women's ice hockey forward for PWHL Minnesota of the Professional Women's Hockey League (PWHL). She played college ice hockey at Minnesota where she won the Patty Kazmaier Award in 2022. She is also a member of the United States women's national ice hockey team. She was drafted first overall in the 2023 PWHL Draft.

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 was 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]

College 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]

During the 2022–23 season in her graduate student year, she led the NCAA in goals with 29, and ranked second in points with 65 in 37 games. During the regular season she led the conference in scoring with 19 goals and 51 points in 28 games. She was named HCA National Player of the Month in December and WCHA Forward of the Month in February. Following an outstanding season, she was named first-team All-WCHA and WCHA Forward of the Year for the second consecutive year. She was also named CCM/AHCA First-Team All-American.[17][18]

Professional career[edit]

On September 18, 2023, Heise was drafted first overall by PWHL Minnesota in the 2023 PWHL Draft.[19] On October 26, 2023, she signed a three-year contract with Minnesota.[20]

On January 3, 2024, Heise scored her first career goal, unassisted, in PWHL Minnesota's first game.[21]

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.[22] She recorded four goals and four assists in five games and won a gold medal.[23] Following the tournament, she was named the Best Forward and Tournament MVP.[24]

On August 14, 2022, she was named to the roster for the United States at the 2022 IIHF Women's World Championship.[25] 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.[26]

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 University of Minnesota WCHA 39 13 22 35 12
2019–20 University of Minnesota WCHA 36 18 25 43 8
2020–21 University of Minnesota WCHA 20 7 9 16 8
2021–22 University of Minnesota WCHA 39 29 37 66 10
2022–23 University of Minnesota WCHA 38 29 36 65 14
NCAA totals 172 96 129 225 52

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
2023 United States WC 1st place, gold medalist(s) 7 1 11 12 6
Junior totals 15 6 6 12 14
Senior totals 14 8 22 30 8

Awards and honors[edit]

Honors Year
College
WCHA All-Rookie Team 2018 [4]
WCHA Third Team All-League 2020 [5]
WCHA Forward 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 [27]
Patty Kazmaier Award 2022 [28]
WCHA Forward of the Year 2023 [17]
WCHA First Team All-League 2023
CCM/AHCA Hockey First Team All-American 2023 [29]
International
IIHF World Women's U18 Championship Best Forward 2018 [24]
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 [26]
IIHF World Women's Championship Most Valuable Player 2022
IIHF World Women's Championship Media All-Star Team 2022

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Top 10: 1. Red Wing's Taylor Heise named Ms. Hockey, national POY". Red Wing Republican Eagle. December 29, 2018. Archived from the original on February 9, 2023. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
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  21. ^ "GAME RECAP: HEISE SCORES IN PRO DEBUT, HENSLEY BACKSTOPS MINNESOTA TO VICTORY". www.thepwhl.com. January 3, 2024. Archived from the original on January 6, 2024. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
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  23. ^ "U.S. Takes Gold at 2018 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship". teamusa.usahockey.com. January 13, 2018. Archived from the original on August 25, 2021. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
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  29. ^ "2022-23 CCM/AHCA Women's Division I All-Americans Announced". ahcahockey.com. March 16, 2023. Archived from the original on March 17, 2023. Retrieved March 17, 2023.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by Patty Kazmaier Award
2021–22
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