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Meaghan Mikkelson Reid
Meaghan-Mikkelson
Position Defense
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
150 lb (68 kg)
WCHA
WWHL
CWHL Team
Wisconsin (2003-07)
Edmonton Chimos
Team Alberta (2011-)
Born January 1 1985 (1985-01-01) (age 29),
St. Albert, Alberta
Pro Career 2003 – present
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Olympic Games
Gold 2010 Vancouver Tournament
IIHF World Women's Championships
Women's ice hockey
Silver 2008 China Tournament
Silver 2009 Finland Tournament
Women's 4 Nations Cup
Gold 2010 Canada Tournament
Air Canada Cup (women's)
Gold 2004 Germany 2004 Tournament
Gold 2005 Germany 2005 Tournament
Silver 2006 Germany 2006 Tournament

Meaghan Mikkelson (born January 4, 1985) is a member of the 2009–10 Hockey Canada national women's team and also plays for the Edmonton Chimos. Mikkelson also won a gold medal during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Her father, Bill Mikkelson, played four seasons in the NHL in the early 1970s with Los Angeles, the New York Islanders and Washington. Her brother, Brendan, was a Memorial Cup champion with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants and currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks.

Playing careerEdit

Mikkelson represented Team Alberta at the 2003 Canada Winter Games[1]

Wisconsin BadgersEdit

In 2007, she tied for 11th in the NCAA with 42 points in 34 games and tied for sixth with 32 assists. Among defensemen, she was second in the country during the regular season with 1.24 points per game and ninth overall with .94 assists per game. During the 2006-07 NCAA season, she was part of the Wisconsin defense that allowed a nation's best 0.94 goals per game and 15 shutouts, a school record. In the WCHA, she led all defensemen with 33 points in 28 league games and was fifth overall. Mikkelson tied for second in the league with 24 assists.

Mikkelson Chimos

Mikkelson sporting an Edmonton Chimos along with her 2010 Winter Games gold medal

Hockey CanadaEdit

Mikkelson Edmonton2010

Mikkelson signing autographs for fans at Edmonton's Churchill Square in March 2010

She made her Team Canada debut with the National Women’s Team at the 2007 Fall Festival. Mikkelson appeared in her first IIHF World Women’s Championship in 2008.[2] In the gold medal game of the 2010 Four Nations Cup, Meaghan Mikkelson had a goal and an assist for Canada. With 1:49 left in the third period, Mikkelson scored to tie the game and force overtime.[3]

Mikkelson 2010Torch

Mikkelson posing with the Vancouver Winter Games Torch

Awards and honorsEdit

Mikkelson Ottawa2012

January 28, 2012: Jennifer Botterill (left) and Meghan Mikkelson (right) are seated behind Gary Bettman in the ballroom at Rideau Hall during the launch of the first ever NHL Hockey is for Everyone program in Ottawa. This was part of the NHL All-Star festivities commemorating the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa.

PersonalEdit

In June 2011, Mikkelson married minor league goaltender Scott Reid. The couple met in 2007 when they worked together at a hockey school in Edmonton.[8] At the time of her gold medal win at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, Reid played for the Alaska Aces. He has also played for the Arizona Sundogs.[9]

She participated in various festivities commemorating the 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa, Ontario. Said festivities included attendance at Rideau Hall for the NHL Hockey is for Everyone event [10], interviews at the Sirius XM Stage (along with a fan question and answer period) at the Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair [11]. In addition, she participated in the Energizer Night Skate at the Ottawa Rink of Dreams (relocated from the Rideau Canal) [12], and attended the Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, January 28.

In March 2012, Mikkelson had the opportunity to practice with the Central Hockey League's Arizona Sundogs, who are based in Prescott Valley.[13] Her husband, Scott Reid, is a goaltender with the Sundogs.

ReferencesEdit

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