Q. How old were you when you started playing?
A. I started playing hockey when I was seven for Bethlehem Red in Bethlehem, NY. I started skating when I was two.
Q. Who was your favorite athlete (any sport) growing up?
A. My favorite athlete growing up was my dad, Bob Carpenter. It was always fun to go watch him play when he played for the New Jersey Devils.
Q. What was your Play Huge moment in your career?
A. Scoring the OT goal to win the 2016 Women’s IIHF World Championship in Kamloops, BC.
Q. What song is always on your pregame play list?
A. Runaway by Timeflies
Q. What’s your favorite movie?
Q. What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?
A. Have fun. There were times in my career where I was so serious that I wasn’t having fun with the sport, and I think that is the most important aspect to having a successful and lengthy career.
Q. Who is one person you (past or present) with whom you’d like to have dinner?
A. Pat Summit
Q. What’s the one thing you’d like to see changed in your sport?
A. I’d like to see hitting allowed in my sport. I think it adds a challenge to the game that is unique and is something that could help propel women’s hockey.
Q. Who is or was the most influential person in helping you on your way to become a professional athlete?
A. Definitely my dad. He would always watch my games and then give his feedback after each game. He taught me the little things about the game that have made a huge difference in my career. He also taught me a lot about my off-ice training and habits, as well as how to conduct myself as a professional athlete.
Q. Describe your playing style in three words.
A. Deceptive. Smart. Speed.
Q. What’s your favorite exercise or drill to do while you’re training and why?
A. My favorite drill is shooting from sharp and odd angles. I like the difficulty in trying to hit a tiny space in the net and I think that it adds another dimension to your game because you are a shooting threat from all around the net.
Q. What’s your favorite pre-game meal?
A. Chicken and rice with carrots/green beans.
Q. Tell us your favorite motivational quote.
A. "Never, never, never, give up."
Q. If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A. Anywhere in Italy. I’ve visited before and love the culture of the country. It’d be cool to have a tournament over there and to also experience the history of the country.