Emma Maltais


Player profile

  • Year Graduate
  • Height 5-4
  • Hometown Burlington, Ont.
  • Last Team Oakville Hornets

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Twitter: @emmamaltais17
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Career Honors

  • 2022 Olympic gold medalist – Canada
  • 2021 IIHF World Champion – Canada
  • Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist (2020, 2021)
  • AHCA All-American Second Team (2020)
  • WCHA Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • USCHO All-American Third Team (2020, 2021)
  • USCHO All-Rookie Team (2018)
  • All-WCHA First Team (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • All-WCHA Second Team (2021)
  • WCHA All-Rookie Team (2018)
  • WCHA Preseason Co-Player of the Year (2019-20)
  • WCHA Preseason All-WCHA (2019-20)
  • 2x WCHA Forward of the Month (October 2018, January 2020)
  • 3x WCHA Forward of the Week (11/6/18, 10/8/19, 1/14/20, 2/2/21)
  • 4x WCHA Rookie of the Month (October and November 2017, January and February 2018)
  • 3x WCHA Rookie of the Week (10/24/18, 11/21/18, 2/6/18)
  • WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (10/10/17)
  • NCAA No. 2 Star of the Week (1/14)
  • Team Points leader in 2017-18 (40), 2018-19 (43) and 2019-20 (59)
  • Team assists leader in 2017-18 (24), 2018-29 (28) and 2019-20 (40)
  • AHCA All-American Scholar (2021)
  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete (2019, 2020)
  • WCHA All-Academic Team (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020)

2021-22 – Centralized with Hockey Canada Women’s National Team

2020-21 – Senior

  • Appeared in all 20 games
  • Recorded 16 points on the year with five goals and a team-high 11 assists
  • Led the team with 118 shots on goal
  • Tallied five points during the Buckeyes’ postseason run, bringing her career total to an Ohio State record 14 postseason points
  • Recorded her 100th career assist against Minnesota (Jan. 29), becoming the second player in program history to reach the milestone
  • Patty Kazmaier Top 10 Finalist for the second year in a row

2019-20 – Junior

  • Appeared in all 38 games
  • Tallied points in 29 of 38 games
  • Set a new single-season point record with 59 points (19g-40a). Finished sixth nationally and third in the WCHA in scoring
  • Broke the program’s single-season assist record, finishing the year with a new career-high 40 assists
  • Scored a new season-high 19 goals, finishing second best on the team
  • Finished second in the conference in point scoring (1.71) and assist scoring (1.21) and third in power play points (.33 PPG)
  • Finished ninth in the country in points per game (1.55 PPG) and fourth in the country in assists per game (1.05)
  • Netted her 100th career point with an assist Bemidji State on Nov. 2
  • Finished the season with 142 career points, good for fifth in program history
  • Posted a team-high .585 faceoff percentage (151 of 258)
  • Tied a program record and the NCAA single-game goal-scoring high with four goals against St. Cloud State (Oct. 4)
  • Notched her first career hat trick (Oct. 4) and was one of eight WCHA Skaters to do so on the season
  • Finished the year with three, four-point games and a team-high 18 multi-point games
  • Scored a shorthanded goal (Jan. 11) and a power play goal (Jan 10) in the same weekend against Minnesota State
  • Scored five game-winning-goals. Her career 13 GWG is now second best in program history
  • Had a six game point streak (12/14/19-1/18/20), notching 15 points from two goals and 13 assists
  • Named the WCHA Preseason Co-Player of the Year
  • WCHA Preseason All-WCHA
  • 2x WCHA Forward of the Week (10/8/19, 1/14/20)
  • NCAA No. 2 Star of the Week (1/14)
  • WCHA Forward of the Month (January 2020)
  • Named First Team All-WCHA for the third year in a row
  • Selected AHCA Second-Team All-American
  • Named a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist

2018-19 – Sophomore

  • Appeared in all 35 games
  • Notched 43 points on 15 goals and 28 assists
  • Led the team in points for the second consecutive year
  • Ended the season with 83 career points, tied for 17th in program history
  • All-WCHA First Team for the second straight season
  • The 28 assists she tallied ties her for the sixth-highest assist total for any Buckeye in a single season
  • Her 14 multi-point games led the team
  • Named the WCHA Forward of the Month for October after posting 15 points in the opening month of the season, including a conference-high 11 assists
  • Opened the season on a six-game point streak, including three straight two-point games to start the season
  • Her eight-game point streak was the longest of the season and tied the eight-longest point streak in program history
  • Scored four game winning goals, tied for second on the team. Her career GWG total is up to nine, tied for sixth place in program history
  • Netted two shorthanded goals, tied for the third-highest single season total in team history
  • Notched a season-high three points at St. Lawrence with a goal and two assists (Oct. 27)

2017-18 – Freshman

  • Appeared in 37 of 39 games, only missing two games while she played with the Canadian Nations Cup Team in Germany
  • Tallied 40 points from 16 goals and 24 assists, tying her for third all-time in rookie points
  • Led the team in points, and finished second overall in the WCHA
  • Her 1.08 points-per-game led the WCHA
  • Tied for the WCHA lead with five game winning goals
  • Broke the record for WCHA Rookie of the Month wins, tallying three over the season
  • Earned WCHA Rookie of the Week honors on three different occasions
  • Brought home the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week award after her four-point weekend at No. 4 Minnesota
  • Finished with 12 multi-point games, most on the team
  • Opened her Buckeye career with a two-assist performance against Rensselaer (Sept. 29)
  • Started her career on a four-game point streak, culminating with a three-point game at No. 4 Minnesota (one goal, two assists, Oct. 7)
  • Had a streak of four consecutive two-point games, one against Bemidji State, two against No. 9 Robert Morris, and finishing with one against St. Cloud State (Nov. 18 – Dec. 1)
  • Capped off a three-game multi-point streak with a one goal, two assist performance against No. 9 Robert Morris (Jan. 13)
  • Scored the lone goal in the 1-0 shutout of No. 1 Wisconsin (Feb. 2)
  • Netted goals in back-to-back WCHA tournament games against Minnesota State (Feb. 23-24)

Prior to Ohio State 

  • Played for the Oakville Hornets of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League (PWHL), serving as team captain during her final season and leading her team to a PWHL Gold medal finish
  • She is the Hornets’ all-time points leader with 147, she finished her career with 55 goals and 92 assists and near the top of the PWHL’s all-time scoring list
  • In 31 playoff games for the Hornets she scored nine goals and had 19 assists
  • In 2016-17 she had 22 goals and 34 assists for a total of 56 points, all three of which were career-highs
  • Helped lead the team to a third place finish in 2015, posting six points during postseason play and 54 points during the regular season, second-most in the league
  • Skated with Team Canada’s U18 team at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championships in January, racking up a goal and five assists in five games
  • Helped Canada win its annual series against Team USA in 2015 by scoring two goals as the youngest player on the entire team
  • In 2017 she was invited to Hockey Canada’s strength and conditioning camp in May 2017 and participated in its development team camp in August 2017, where she scored two goals and had an assist in four games played


  • Bucks Go Pro 1.0 Neurological Institute internship
  • Favorite team: Toronto Maple Leafs
  • Favorite athlete: Marie-Philip Poulin
  • Health Sciences major