January 4, 1985 |
Regina, SK, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)|
|Competitor for Canada|
|IIHF World Women's Championships|
|Women's ice hockey|
|Gold||2012 United States||Tournament|
|Women's 4 Nations Cup|
|Air Canada Cup (women's)|
|Gold||2004 Germany||2004 Tournament|
|Gold||2005 Germany||2005 Tournament|
|Gold||2006 Germany||2006 Tournament|
Meaghan Mikkelson (born January 4, 1985), is a member of the Canada women's national ice hockey team and plays for Team Alberta CWHL in the Canadian Women's Hockey League for the 2011-12 season. Mikkelson also won a gold medal during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. She was selected third overall by Team Alberta CWHL in the 2011 CWHL Draft. Also she was a player for the Edmonton Chimos (WWHL).
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 now plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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.
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. 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.  In a game versus Russia at the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championship, Mikkelson registered three assists in a 14-1 victory.
Awards and honors
- 2007, All-WCHA defenseman
- 2007, All-WCHA First Team
- 2007, WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
- 2007, Top 10 candidate for the 2007 Patty Kazmaier Award
- Directorate Award, Best Defender, 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship
- Media All-Star team, 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship
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. 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.
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, interviews at the Sirius XM Stage (along with a fan question and answer period) at the Scotiabank NHL Fan Fair. In addition, she participated in the Energizer Night Skate at the Ottawa Rink of Dreams (relocated from the Rideau Canal), 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. Her husband, Scott Reid, is a goaltender with the Sundogs. Her great uncle, Jimmy McFadden, won the Calder Trophy in 1948, and the Stanley Cup in 1950.
- Sports Illustrated, Cover Date: July 9–16, 2012, “Hockey’s Minus Man”, by Michael Farber, p. 112, Editor in Chief: John Huey, Published by: Time Inc.