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Cammi Granato USA Hockey

Olympic medal record
Women's ice hockey
Gold 1998 Nagano Team
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City Team
IIHF World Women Championships
Gold 2005 Linkoping, Sweden Ice hockey
Silver 2004 Halifax, Canada Ice hockey
Silver 2001 Minneapolis, USA Ice hockey
Silver 2000 Mississauga, Canada Ice hockey
Silver 1999 Espoo, Finland Ice hockey
Silver 1997 Kitchener, Canada Ice hockey
Silver 1994 Lake Placid, USA Ice hockey
Silver 1992 Tampere, Finland Ice hockey
Silver 1990 Ottawa, Canada Ice hockey
Women's 4 Nations Cup
Gold 2003 Ice hockey
Gold 1997 Ice hockey
Silver 2004 Ice hockey
Silver 2002 Ice hockey
Silver 2000 Ice hockey
Silver 1999 Ice hockey
Silver 1998 Ice hockey
Women's Pacific Hockey Championship Medals
Silver 1995 San Jose, USA Ice hockey
Silver 1996 Vancouver, Canada Ice hockey

Granato was the captain of the U.S. women's hockey team that won a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics. She is the younger sister of former NHL player and former Colorado Avalanche head coach Tony Granato, and a graduate of Providence College. Granato played hockey for the Concordia Stingers of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, until CIAU added more restrictive rules on non-Canadians. In June 1997, New York Islanders general manager Mike Milbury extended an invitation to Granato to attend Islanders training camp.[1] Granato eventually declined.

Early lifeEdit

As a child, she played for the Downers Grove Huskies, her hockey club from kindergarten until her junior year in high school. Cammi also batted cleanup on a boys' baseball team, played soccer and basketball through high school on girls' teams and twice was a member of medal-winning Olympic Festival girls' team handball squads.

USA HockeyEdit

Granato has played in every world championship for the U.S. She is also a rinkside reporter for NBC's NHL coverage and a color commentator for NBC's coverage of women's ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She was named USA Women's Player of the Year in 1996. On February 8, 1998, Cammi Granato had hit the Aqua Wing ice and scored the first ever Olympic goal for the U.S women's hockey team.[2] She was dropped from the US National team unexpectedly before the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, after being a part of the program since its inaugural season. Granato provided support for special needs children by starting Golden Dreams for Children Foundation. She also runs an annual hockey camp during the summer in Chicago for young girls.

AccoladesEdit

  • 1996 USA Hockey Women 's Player of the Year Award (also known as the Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year award) [3]
  • In May 2008, Granato was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of fame with two other women's hockey players (Geraldine Heaney, Angela James) - the first women to be given such an honor.[4] On September 18, 2007, Granato was announced one of the four recipients of the 2007 Lester Patrick Trophy. She is a partner in BelaHockey, a company that creates hockey accessories for girls.[5]
  • On August 12, 2008, it was announced that Granato would be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of fame, the first woman to be in the Hall. The induction ceremony took place on October 10, 2008, at the University of Denver.[6]

PersonalEdit

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1993 Classic hockey card of Granato

Granato lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with her husband, former NHL star Ray Ferraro. They have two sons: Riley, born in December 2006, and Reese, born in December 2009.[8] She is stepmother to Ferraro's sons from his first marriage, Matt and Landon. She is a partner in BelaHockey, a company that creates hockey accessories for girls.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Michael Farber. The Ice Queen. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on 24 June 2010.
  2. Granato makes history again, Steve Rosenbloom, Chicago Tribune, February 9, 1998, Page 5, Sports section
  3. Annual Awards - Through the Years. USA Hockey. Retrieved on 24 June 2010.
  4. Women pioneers highlight IIHF class of 2008. IIHL.com. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  5. (July 14–21, 2008) "{{{title}}}". Sports Illustrated 109. Time Inc.. 
  6. Candace Horgan (2008-10-16). Granato, Leetch, Hull and Richter Inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2010-04-25.
  7. Ciccarelli, Granato and James Elected to Hall of Game. The Sports Network (2010-06-22). Retrieved on 2010-06-22.
  8. Granato still misses her playing days. MontrealGazette.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-15.
  9. (July 14–21, 2008) "{{{title}}}". Sports Illustrated 109. Time Inc.. 
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