Biography:

Mélodie Daoust has wanted to compete at the Olympic Games since she realized hockey was her passion. Her dream came true at Sochi 2014 where she scored one goal in Canada’s 3-1 semifinal victory over Switzerland, en route to the gold medal. She made her debut in the maple leaf in 2009 when she was a member of the silver medal-winning team at the IIHF U-18 Women’s World Championship. Daoust competed for the National Women’s Team for the first time at the 2011 Four Nations Cup. She returned to the Four Nations Cup in 2016. Daoust started her collegiate career in 2011-12, playing for the McGill Martlets.

That season she was named CIS Rookie of the Year and helped the team win bronze at the CIS national championship. In 2012-13 Daoust became the first player to go directly from CIS Rookie of the Year to CIS Player of the Year, winning the Broderick Trophy. She led the CIS in scoring with 21 goals and 33 assists in 20 regular season games as McGill went a perfect 20-0. After red-shirting McGill’s 2013-14 season – in which the team won the CIS title – to play with the national team, Daoust returned to the Martlets in 2014-15 but missed most of the season with a knee injury. After first serving as captain in 2015-16, she retained that title for her final university season and won her third Gladys Bean Trophy as McGill’s female athlete of the year.

PERSONAL

Getting into the Sport: Started playing hockey at age five, wanting to follow her father and brother into the sport…Outside Interests: Graduated from McGill University with a degree in physical education in 2017… Would like to coach a university hockey team… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: BTBYCB (Be the best you can be)… Good luck charm is a necklace with her number 17… Favourite Olympic memory is the women’s hockey team winning gold at Vancouver 2010…