H-M’s Krissy Pohl Hired as an Amateur Scout by NHL’s Penguins

Whether she’s giving a tour to prospective families in the hallways at Hill-Murray, coaching her three daughters’ youth hockey teams in Woodbury or delivering an induction speech to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C. (which she did in 2019), Krissy Pohl is always incredibly personable, professional, passionate and down-to-earth.

If you didn’t know anything about hockey, you’d never know Pohl, 40, is one of the most decorated women’s players of all-time. She captained Team USA to its first Women’s World Championships gold medal (2005) and the University of Minnesota to back-to-back national championships (2004, 2005). She also earned two silver medals as an Olympian (2002, 2006).

Believe it or not, her humility in day-to-day life may actually surpass her amazing talent on the ice, says Hill-Murray President Melissa Dan.

“We’re so fortunate to have Krissy as part of our community,” Dan said. “Professionally, she believes deeply in what our school has to offer families and personally possesses all of the character traits of a true Pioneer.”

Pohl’s character and credentials have now landed her a new role. The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins recently hired her be an amateur scout. She plans to also remain as Hill-Murray’s Middle School Admissions Director, a job she accepted in 2018.

She’s excited to do both jobs.

“The position with the Penguins is perfect for me right now as it blends my passion for hockey but also allows me to stay working at Hill-Murray, ” Pohl said. “This is where our children will go to school and where our family has found a home.”