Amanda Kessel is on the United States women's national ice hockey team. She also plays for the Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey program. In 2013, she led the Gophers to an NCAA title and scored the winning goal against Canada as the U.S. won the IIHF Hockey Women's World Championship. Kessel’s brother Phil Kessel plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kessel has competed at the 2014 and 2018 Olympic games.