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Meaghan Mikkelson
  • Born: 01/04/1985
  • Age: 31
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 67kg
  • Birthplace: Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Hometown: St-Albert, Alberta

MIKKELSON_MeaghanMeaghan Mikkelson joined Canada’s National Women’s Team in 2007 after playing for the national under-22 team from 2003 to 2006. Since then she has won two Olympic gold medals (Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014) and played in five IIHF Women’s World Championships, winning gold in 2012 along with four silver medals. At the 2011 World Championship she was named as the best defenceman and earned a spot on the Media All-Star Team. She was also named to the Media All-Star team in 2013.

Mikkelson came to the national team at the conclusion of her collegiate career with the University of Wisconsin Badgers, with whom she won back-to-back NCAA titles in 2005-06 and 2006-07. In her senior year she was an All-American and a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female player in NCAA hockey after switching from forward to defence prior to the season. She is currently an assistant captain with Alberta of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2010 and 2014 Olympic Champion… 2012 World Champion… Four-Time World Silver Medallist…

PERSONAL

School: Studied at the University of Wisconsin from 2003 to 2007 on athletic scholarship playing for the Badgers Division I hockey team… Graduated from the School of Business with a 3.4 GPA…Odds and Ends: Played flute in a marching band…

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