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Meghan Duggan (born September 3, 1987) is an American ice hockey forward who played for the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2014 Winter Olympics, winning two silver medals; she was the captain of the U.S. team at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where she won a gold medal. She also represented the United States at eight Women's World Championships, capturing seven gold medals and one silver medal. Duggan played collegiate hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers between 2006 and 2011. After her senior season (2010–11), Duggan was named the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award, presented annually to the top women's ice hockey player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). After her career at Wisconsin, Duggan was the team's all-time leading scorer. She was drafted 8th overall by the Boston Blades in the 2011 CWHL Draft.[1] She currently plays for the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League.

Meghan Duggan
Meghan Duggan.jpg
Meghan Duggan at the IIHF World Women Championship 2011
Born (1987-09-03) September 3, 1987 (age 32)
Danvers, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NWHL team
Former teams
Boston Pride
National team  United States
Playing career 2006–present

Playing careerEdit

Wisconsin BadgersEdit

Her freshman season with the Badgers was in 2006–07. She ranked second on the team with 52 points, as she led freshmen in scoring, while scoring 26 goals. During the season, she scored three game-winning goals and recorded 16 multi-point games. In the NCAA, her 52 points were good enough for third in the nation in rookie scoring. Duggan earned three consecutive WCHA Rookie of the Week honors, becoming the first Badger to ever win a conference award in three straight weeks.[2] In addition, she accumulated five WCHA weekly honors overall, the most by a Badgers player in a single season.

On January 22, 2011, Duggan assisted on the Badgers’ second goal of the game, against the defending national champions, the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, and extended her point streak to 22 games, the longest individual point streak in Wisconsin women's hockey history.[3]

Duggan finished the season as the WCHA scoring champion by accumulating 61 points (27 goals, 34 assists) in 28 games.[4] On March 12, 2011, she scored the game-winning goal (it was her sixth game-winning goal of the season) in the NCAA regional playoff, as Wisconsin defeated Minnesota-Duluth by a 2–1 mark.[5]

 
Meghan Duggan playing for Team USA in 2017

International playEdit

Duggan's first International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) tournament with the American senior women's team was the 2007 IIHF Women's World Championship held in Manitoba, Canada. Duggan recorded a single assist for the Americans at the tournament, as they took home the silver medal.[6] At the 2009 tournament, the American team captured its second straight gold medal by defeating Canada in the final.[6] Duggan scored two goals in the tournament, finishing tenth on the American team in scoring.[7]

Duggan was chosen to the 2010 US Olympic team.[8] At the Olympics, Duggan played mainly with Gigi Marvin and Natalie Darwitz. She finished the tournament with four goals, as the American team captured the silver medal.[6] At the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship, Meghan Duggan was among the tournament's top five scorers. Duggan was fifth with seven points (four goals, three assists).[9]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • 2018 Olympic gold medalist  
  • 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship - 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship[10] Won gold medal  
  • Captain of the 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship Team 2015 IIHF Women's World Championship
  • 2015 Boston Blades, member of Clarkson Cup Champions
  • 2014 Canadian Women's Hockey League All Star Game participant at Air Canada Centre[11]
  • 2014 Olympic silver medalist  
  •  
    Meghan Duggan with 2018 gold medal at an appearance in Quincy, MA
    Named captain of 2014 United States Olympic team[12]
  • 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship - 2013 IIHF Women's World Championship Won gold medal  
  • 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship - 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship Won silver medal  
  • 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship - 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship Won gold medal  
  • 2011 Graduate, University of Wisconsin (BIOLOGY)
  • 2011 WCHA Player of the Year[13]
  • 2011 WCHA scoring champion
  • 2011 All-WCHA First Team
  • Finalist, 2011 Sportswoman of the Year, presented by the Women's Sports Foundation[14]
  • 2011 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award[15]
  • 2011 First Team All-America selection[16]
  • 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner
  • 2011 Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year, awarded by USA Hockey[17]
  • 2010 Olympic silver medalist  
  • 2009 IIHF Women's World Championship - 2009 IIHF Women's World Championship Won gold medal  
  • 2008 IIHF Women's World Championship - 2008 IIHF Women's World Championship Won gold medal  
  • 2007 IIHF Women's World Championship - 2007 IIHF Women's World Championship Won silver medal  
  • 2007 Graduate, Cushing Academy (Ashburnham, MA)
  • Two-time member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (1st-2008, 2nd-2007)
  • Two-time member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team for the Under-22 Series with Canada (2007–08). Co-captained the team in 2008
  • Three-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2007–09)
  • Three-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2003–05).
  • USCHO.com Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 23, 2006)
  • WCHA Offensive Player of the Week, (Week of January 26, 2011)[3]
  • WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of February 16, 2011)[18]

CoachingEdit

Duggan began coaching for Clarkson University's women's ice hockey team in September 2014 while she played for the American national hockey team and the Boston Blades.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Duggan (right) waves to crowd after being introduced at a Wisconsin Badgers football game

Meghan Duggan of Danvers, Massachusetts attended high school at Cushing Academy, where she was named the school's top female athlete three years in a row. In addition to hockey, she played varsity softball, soccer and lacrosse. While at the University of Wisconsin, Duggan majored in biology.[19]

On April 19, 2010, Duggan threw the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game before a sellout Patriots' Day crowd of 37,609[20] with former teammates.

On April 25, 2014, Duggan was honored to throw the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game for a second time with her Team USA 2014 US Olympic teammates.[21]

In December 2015, it was announced that Duggan had signed a personal services agreement with Dunkin Donuts as part of the company's sponsorship deal of the NWHL.[22]

On September 22, 2018, she married fellow women's hockey player Gillian Apps.[23]

StatisticsEdit

NCAAEdit

   
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Wisconsin Badgers NCAA 39 26 26 52 34
2007–08 Wisconsin Badgers NCAA 38 20 23 43 38
2008–09 Wisconsin Badgers NCAA 41 23 33 43 38
NCAA Totals 118 69 82 151 110

Statistics source[24]

InternationalEdit

   
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
2007 USA WWC 5 0 1 1 4
2008 USA WWC 5 4 1 5 2
2009 USA WWC 5 2 0 2 2
2010 USA Oly 5 4 0 4 2
2011 USA WWC 5 4 3 7 2
2013 USA WWC 5 0 1 1 4
2014 USA Oly 5 1 1 2 2
2015 USA WWC 4 1 2 3 0
2016 USA WWC 5 1 0 1 2
2017 USA WWC 5 0 0 0 0
2018 USA Oly 5 0 2 2 0
World Championship Totals 39 12 8 20 16
Olympic Totals 15 5 3 8 4

Statistics source[6][25]

Professional

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011-2012 Boston Blades CWHL 4 0 0 0 0 0 - - - -
2012-2013 Boston Blades CWHL 14 5 8 13 24 4 0 2 2 4
2013-2014 Boston Blades CWHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - - -
2014-2015 Boston Blades CWHL 7 1 5 6 12 0 - - - -
2015-2016 Buffalo Beauts NWHL 13 6 10 16 12 2 0 1 1 4
2016-2017 Boston Pride NWHL 17 13 7 20 24 2 0 1 1 0

[26][27][25]

ReferencesEdit

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  21. ^ "SEE IT: Team USA hockey captain mocks Michael Pineda at Fenway Park".
  22. ^ "DUNKIN' DONUTS SCORES FIRST CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP WITH NATIONAL WOMEN'S HOCKEY LEAGUE". Dunkin' Donuts.
  23. ^ "Olympic ice hockey rivals Meghan Duggan, Gillian Apps get married". ESPN. 2018-09-26. Retrieved 2018-10-05.
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  26. ^ "Boston Pride - 2016-2017 Regular Season - Roster - #17 - Meghan Duggan - F". www.nwhl.zone. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  27. ^ "Canadian Women's Hockey League". www.thecwhl.com. Retrieved 2018-03-27.

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