Meghan Duggan Named Captain Of U.S. Women's National Ice Hockey TeamMeghan Duggan participates in a demo during the 100 Day Countdown celebration at Times Square on Oct. 29, 2013 in New York City.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Meghan Duggan (Danvers, Mass.) has been named captain of the U.S. Women's National Team and will serve in that capacity during the remainder of USA Hockey's Bring on the World Tour in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
"Meghan has been a valuable leader for our team and exemplifies all aspects of what we expect from our players," said Katey Stone, head coach of the 2013-14 U.S. Women's National Team and the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team. "She has earned this opportunity with her effort on the ice and by the example she sets for her teammates."
|(L-R) Julie Chu, Meghan Duggan and Hilary Knight sign autographs
for fans during the 100 Day Countdown event at Times Square on
Oct. 29, 2013 in New York City.
Duggan previously served as team captain for the U.S. at the 2011 Four Nations Cup and 2008 Under-22
Series. She has also been an alternate captain at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship and 2012 Four Nations Cup.
A silver-medalist at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C., Duggan has represented the U.S. Women’s National Team in five IIHF Women’s World Championships (gold-2008, 2009, 2011, 2013; silver-2007), six Four Nations Cups (1st-2008, 2011, 2012; 2nd-2007, 2009, 2010) and one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series (2011).
Duggan has appeared in 86 games for the U.S. over the span of seven seasons (2007-current) and recorded 33 goals and 23 assists for 56 points.
Duggan won the 2013 Clarkson Cup as a member of the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. Prior to her professional career, she played four years at the University of Wisconsin of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and captured three NCAA Division I national championships (2007, 2009, 2011). In 2011, she earned the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award and was named USA Hockey’s Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year. For a complete bio on Duggan, click here.
Duggan will lead Team USA at the Four Nations Cup, which begins tomorrow in Lake Placid, N.Y. For more information, including a complete schedule and how to obtain tickets, click here. All games will be streamed live on usahockey.fasthockey.com. Fans can also follow along on twitter @usahockey and @usahockeyscores with the hashtag #4NationsCup. The final roster for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team will be unveiled live on NBC Sports at the 2014 NHL Winter Classic in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Jan. 1, 2014.