Swedish star winger Jenni Asserholt, who served as captain for both the club team HV71 and the national Damkronorna, who retired from the latter in 2016, formally announced her retirement from pro hockey outright, at the age of 30.
A native of Örebro, Asserholt started her club career with HC Örebro of the Division 1 league in as a junior, joining the pro league with Linköping HC in 2007, with a year spent at the collegiate level with the University of Minnesota-Duluth. After seven years with Linköping, Asserholt moved to HV71 in 2015, where she would finish out her pro career.
With the Damkronorna, Asserholt first joined the senior team at the 2004 World Championship, at age 16, becoming a mainstay on the Swedish forward corps for over a decade. Asserholt competed at ten World Championships (2004-2016), ten Four Nations Cups (2003-04, 2006-09, 2012-15), and at three Olympic Games (2006, 2010, 2014), helping Sweden to a surprising Silver medal finish at the 2006 Turin Games, and racking up a pair of bronze medals (2005, 2007) from the World Championships and six Four Nations bronzes (2004, 2006, 2008-09, 2012, 2014) as well.
Over the course of her career, Asserholt only won the IHLC twice, during Sweden’s first and second ever IHLC reigns in 2006 and 2008, respectively. We wish Jenni and her family the very best for his retirement and the things to come!