Kelly Pannek represented the U.S. in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, earning a gold medal. As a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, she has earned a spot on four International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship teams (2017, 2019, 2020, 2021) and played in three (gold-2017, 2019; silver-2021), as well as two Four Nations Cups (1st-2017, 2018). Additionally, Pannek has played in one International Ice Hockey Federation U18 Women’s World Championship (silver-2013) and two Under-22 Series vs. Canada (2015, 2016).
Pannek has represented the U.S. in various other international events, including the 2021 My Why Tour, presented by Toyota, 2019-20 Rivalry Series, and The Time Is Now Tour, presented by Toyota (2017). She also helped the University of Minnesota to two Division I national championships (2015, 2016).