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Rachael Drazan
Position Defence
Shoots Left
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
147 lb (67 kg)
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota Whitecaps
Born January 11 1986 (1986-01-11) (age 30),
Orono, Minnesota
Pro Career 2004 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
IIHF World Women Championships
Gold 2008 Tournament

Rachael Drazan played several games for the 2009–10 United States national women's ice hockey team Drazan also played hockey for the Minnesota Golden Gophers women's ice hockey program.

Playing careerEdit

Minnesota Duluth BulldogsEdit

Drazan was one of three Bulldogs named to the WCHA All-Star Team, which faced the U.S. National Team in September of 2005. As a Bulldog, she was named to the WCHA All-Rookie Team her freshman year.

Minnesota Golden GophersEdit

After the 2005-06 season, Drazan left the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs and joined the Minnesota Golden Gophers.[1] During the 2007-08 season, she was paired with Anya Miller and scored 10 goals and 17 assists for 27 points. Her plus/minus rating of +19 led all Gophers defenders. She was part of the Gopher power play, which ranked first in the WCHA and third in the nation (24.5 conversion percentage).

On October 5, she started her Gophers career with a goal and an assist against the Northeastern Huskies. Against her former school, Minnesota Duluth (on October 26), she had the game-winning, power-play goal. In a 3-2 victory over Wisconsin on November 3, she scored a goal and an assist. She accumulated two assists in a 5-0 win on November 30 versus the Bemidji State Beavers women's ice hockey program. In a match against the Ohio State Buckeyes women’s ice hockey program on February 8, Drazan had a career-high three points in the 7-3 win.

In her final year with the Gophers (2008-09), she missed six games due to an injury. For the season, she scored five goals and 16 assists for 21 points. Her plus/minus rating was +22. Against rival Minnesota Duluth on October 10, she set up Gigi Marvin’s power play goal. Drazan scored her first goal of the season (and multiple-point game also) in an 8-2 win over Ohio State contested on October 18. Versus the Harvard Crimson women's ice hockey program(on November 29), Drazan netted a power-play goal in a 3-2 win. In a defeat of the MSU-Mankato Mavericks (on January 31), Drazan established a career-high in assists (3) and points (4) in one game. On February 28, Drazan had an assist in a first round playoff win over Bemidji State. The final game of her career came in the 2009 NCAA Frozen Four. She had two assists although the Golden Gophers lost to the Mercyhurst Lakers.

USA HockeyEdit

Drazan was a three-time member of USA Hockey’s Under-22 Team. She also played for the U.S. national team at the 2006 Four Nation’s Cup and earned a silver medal. In 2008, Drazan would participate in the 2008 IIHF Women's World Championships, and win a gold medal with Team USA. Drazan would Despite participating in the Qwest Tour with the United States national women's team in 2009-10, she was not selected for the Olympic team.[2]


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Awards and honorsEdit

  • March 3, 2005: Rachel Drazan is named to the WCHA All Rookie team[4]
  • March 23, 2005: Rachel Drazan is honored with a All-Rookie Team selection. [5]
  • 2008 First Team All-WCHA
  • 2008 WCHA All-Academic
  • 2008 Academic All-Big Ten honouree
  • 2009 All-WCHA Academic Team member
  • 2009 Second-Team All-WCHA
  • 2009 Hockey Humanitarian Award nominee


  1. Rachel Drazan. Minnesota Golden Gophers athletics. Retrieved on 2010-05-07.
  2. USA Hockey. USA Hockey (2009-12-17). Retrieved on 2010-05-07.
  4. Memorable Moments. Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Athletics. Retrieved on 8 June 2010.
  5. Memorable Moments. Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs Athletics. Retrieved on 8 June 2010.

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