2017-18 National Women's Team

Meaghan Mikkelson
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Position
Defence
Date of Birth
01-04-1985
HT/WT
5'9 / 139
Shoots
R
Hometown
St. Albert, Alta.
Club Team
Calgary (CWHL)
Teams
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship - Canada
2016 NWT December Series - Canada

Biography

HOCKEY CANADA BACKGROUND

Played for Canada’s National Women’s Team in the two-game December Series against the United States in Sarnia, Ont., and Plymouth, Mich., in December 2016 … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2016 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Kamloops, B.C. … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia … Played in a six-game series vs. the United States leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Ottawa, Ont. … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championship in Burlington, Vt. … Finished third with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2011 IIHF 12 Nations Women’s Invitational Tournament in Vierumäki, Finland … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland … Named Top Defenceman and to the Media All-Star Team at the 2011 IIHF World Women’s Championship … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2010 4 Nations Cup in St. John’s, N.L. … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. … Played in a six-game series vs. the United States leading up to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2009 4 Nations Cup in Vierumäki, Finland … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup in Vancouver, B.C. … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2009 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Hämeenlinna, Finland … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2008 IIHF World Women’s Championship in Harbin, China … Won a silver medal with Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2008 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y. … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2006 Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, Germany … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2005 Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, Germany … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series vs. the United States in Lake Placid, N.Y., and Burlington, Vt., in August 2004 … Won a gold medal with Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team at the 2004 Air Canada Cup in Ravensburg, Germany … Was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Under-22 Team for a three-game series vs. the United States in Pierrefonds, Que., in August 2003

HOCKEY BACKGROUND

2016-17: Named CWHL Defenceman of the Year … Reached the Clarkson Cup with Calgary … Seventh in Calgary scoring … Led Calgary defencemen in scoring … Third in scoring among CWHL defencemen … Co-captained her team in the CWHL All-Star Game … 2015-16: Won the Clarkson Cup with Calgary … Returned to the Calgary line-up Jan. 9 after giving birth … Seventh in scoring among Calgary defencemen … 2014-15: Took the season off to have a baby … 2012-13: Second in Alberta HC (CWHL) scoring … Led Alberta defencemen in scoring … 2011-12: Selected third overall by Alberta in the 2011 CWHL Draft … Third in Alberta scoring … Led Alberta defencemen in scoring … 2010-11: Third in Edmonton Chimos (WWHL) scoring … Led Edmonton defencemen in scoring … Second in scoring among WWHL defencemen … 2008-09: Second in Edmonton scoring … Led Edmonton defencemen in scoring … 10th in WWHL scoring … Third in scoring among WWHL defencemen … 2007-08: Third in Edmonton scoring … Led Edmonton defencemen in scoring … Sixth in scoring among WWHL defencemen … 2006-07: Won the NCAA national championship with the University of Wisconsin … Named a top-10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the NCAA’s top women’s hockey player … Named an NCAA First Team All-American … Named to the WCHA First All-Star Team … Named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year … Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team … Led NCAA defencemen in scoring … 2005-06: Won the NCAA national championship with Wisconsin … Named to the WCHA Second All-Star Team … Moved from forward to defence prior to the season … 2004-05: Named to the WCHA All-Academic Team … 2003-04: Third among Wisconsin freshmen in scoring … OTHER: Won the WWHL championship with the Calgary Oval X-Treme in 2003 … Won a gold medal with Calgary at the 2003 Esso Women’s Nationals in Saskatoon, Sask. … Played for Alberta at the 2003 Canada Winter Games in Bathurst and Campbellton, N.B., finishing seventh

PERSONAL

Married to husband Scott … Her son, Calder, was born Sept. 27, 2015 … Her son was named through a national Twitter contest … Her father, Bill, played four seasons in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Islanders and Washington Capitals from 1971-77 … Her brother, Brendan, won a Memorial Cup with the Vancouver Giants in 2007, was drafted 31st overall by Anaheim in 2005 and is currently in the Tampa Bay organization … Daughter of Bill and Betsy … Has one brother, Brendan, and one sister, Jillian 

Past Events

Event
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PIM
Gold
1
0
0
0
2.00
Semifinal
1
0
0
0
0
2017 IIHF Women's World Championship
3
1
0
1
2.00
2016 NWT December Series
2
1
0
1
2.00
Videos
Photos
2017 NWT: Giving back to the community
Canada’s National Women’s Team took time out from its training camp in Fredericton, N.B.
2017 WWC: USA 3 – CAN 2 OT (Gold Medal)
Brianne Jenner tied it in the third period, but an extra-time loss left Canada with a silver medal.
2017 WWC: CAN 4 – FIN 0 (Semifinal)
Szabados earned another shutout to send Canada to play for gold.
2017 WWC: CAN 8 – RUS 0 (Preliminary)
Wakefield scored two to lead Canada to its first win in Plymouth.
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