Jessie Vetter (Photo by David Stluka)

Jessie Vetter (Photo by David Stluka)

Former Wisconsin Badger goaltender Jessie Vetter has announced her retirement from pro hockey this week.  The story was first reported by UWBadgers.com.

The Cottage Grove native is a two-time Olympian and 2009 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner and led the Wisconsin women’s hockey team to NCAA titles in 2006, 2007 and 2009.

Vetter also led the U.S. to silver medals at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, collecting 46 wins in goal for Team USA during international competitions.

Vetter ended her career at Wisconsin with a then-program record 91 victories.  Her career goals-against average of 1.19 and save percentage of .941 are both school records.  Her 39 shutouts are the second-most in NCAA history.

Vetter was named the 2006 Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player, becoming the first freshman and goaltender to receive the award after recording a pair of shutouts during Wisconsin’s run to their first NCAA title.

Vetter would again be named the Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player in 2009, helping Wisconsin blank Mercyhurst in the title game.

Vetter wrapped up her international career with a goals against average of 1.57, a save percentage of .925 and 15 shutouts in 63 appearances.

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