Meghan Duggan at the IIHF World Women Championship 2011
September 3, 1987 |
Danvers, MA, USA
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)|
|WCHA team||Wisconsin Badgers (2006–11)|
|National team||United States|
Meghan Duggan (born September 3, 1987) is an American ice hockey forward who represented the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal. She also represented the United States at three Women's World Championships, capturing two gold medals and one silver. Duggan played collegiate hockey with the Wisconsin Badgers between 2006 and 2011. After her senior season (2010–11), Duggan was named the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award, presented annually to the top women's ice hockey player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). After her career at Wisconsin, Duggan was the team's all-time leading scorer. She was drafted 8th overall by the Boston Blades in the 2011 CWHL Draft.
Her freshman season with the Badgers was in 2006–07. She ranked second on the team with 52 points, as she led freshmen in scoring, while scoring 26 goals. During the season, she scored three game-winning goals and recorded 16 multi-point games. In the NCAA, her 52 points were good enough for third in the nation in rookie scoring. Duggan earned three consecutive WCHA Rookie of the Week honors, becoming the first Badger to ever win a conference award in three straight weeks. In addition, she accumulated five WCHA weekly honors overall, the most by a Badgers player in a single season.
Duggan competed for the Wisconsin Badgers women's ice hockey program. On January 21–22, 2011, she led the top-ranked Badgers with four scoring points in a win and tie at defending national champion Minnesota Duluth. Duggan registered two goals and two assists against the Bulldogs, recorded nine shots on goal and finished with a +4 plus/minus rating in the two games. She led all players with three points in the January 21 win (4–1). She scored the Badgers first goal of the game (it was the first women’s college hockey goal scored at the Bulldogs new AMSOIL Arena). In the second period, she assisted on a power-play tally to give Wisconsin a 3–0 lead. In the final two minutes, she had an empty net goal. The following day, both clubs skated to a 4–4 tie (Wisconsin prevailed 2–1 in the shootout). Duggan assisted on the Badgers’ second goal of the game and extended her current point streak to 22 games, the longest individual point streak in Wisconsin women’s hockey history. On January 21, she broke the previous mark of 20 games set by Meghan Hunter from Oct. 14, 2000 to Jan. 12, 2001.
Duggan finished the season as the WCHA scoring champion by accumulating 61 points (27 goals, 34 assists) in 28 games. On March 12, 2011, she scored the game-winning goal (it was her sixth game-winning goal of the season) in the NCAA regional playoff, as Wisconsin defeated Minnesota-Duluth by a 2–1 mark.
Duggan's first experience with USA Hockey came when she attended Player Development Camps with the organization in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Her first international play was with the American Under-22 Select Team in 2007 and 2008 for their series against Canada's team in the same age group. In 2008, Duggan co-captained the American team at this event.
Duggan's first International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) tournament with the American senior women's team was the 2007 IIHF Women's World Championship held in Manitoba, Canada. Duggan recorded a single assist for the Americans at the tournament, as they took home the silver medal. At the 2008 World Championship, Duggan scored four goals and added an assist to finish 16th overall in tournament scoring. At the 2009 tournament, the American team captured its second straight gold medal by defeating Canada in the final. Duggan scored two goals in the tournament, finishing tenth on the American team in scoring. She was named to USA Hockey's preliminary roster for the 2011 Championship, and will attend the selection camp starting April 4, 2011.
Like many NCAA women's hockey players, Duggan took a year off from school for the 2009–2010 season to focus on making her country's team for the 2010 Winter Olympics. USA Hockey assembled the team for tryouts starting in August, 2009 and Duggan was on the team when the roster was announced in December, 2009. In celebration, her mother hung an Olympic flag outside Duggan's childhood home in Danvers, Massachusetts. Duggan had been working towards the Olympics for a long time, "I have been making sacrifices the last 10 years, leaving my family to compete at a higher level at a boarding school, and now that dream is less than two weeks away from becoming reality." At the Olympics, Duggan played mainly with Gigi Marvin and Natalie Darwitz. She finished the tournament with four goals, as the American team captured the silver medal. At the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship, Meghan Duggan was among the tournament's top five scorers. Duggan was fifth with seven points (four goals, three assists).
Awards and honors
- 2010 Olympic silver medalist
- Four-time member of the U.S. Women's National Team for the International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship (gold-2008, 2009, 2011; silver-2007)
- Two-time member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (1st-2008, 2nd-2007)
- Two-time member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team for the Under-22 Series with Canada (2007–08). Co-captained the team in 2008
- Three-time USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (2007–09)
- Three-time USA Hockey Player Development Camp attendee (2003–05).
- USCHO.com Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 23, 2006)
- WCHA Offensive Player of the Week, (Week of January 26, 2011)
- WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of February 16, 2011)
- 2011 WCHA Player of the Year
- 2011 WCHA scoring champion
- 2011 All-WCHA First Team
- 2011 Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
- 2011 First Team All-America selection
- 2011 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award winner
- 2011 Bob Allen Women's Player of the Year, awarded by USA Hockey
- Finalist, 2011 Sportswoman of the Year, presented by the Women's Sports Foundation
- Named captain of 2014 United States Olympic team
Duggan's parents are named Bob and Mary. She has a sister and a brother. She attended high school at Cushing Academy, where she was named the school's top female athlete three years in a row. In addition to hockey, she played varsity softball, soccer and lacrosse. While at the University of Wisconsin, Duggan majored in biology. After her hockey career is over, Duggan has expressed a desire to attend medical school and study pediatrics.
On April 19, 2010, Duggan threw the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game before a sellout Patriots Day crowd of 37,609. Her teammates Erika Lawler, Jessie Vetter, and Hilary Knight of Wisconsin, Brianne McLaughlin, Julie Chu, Karen Thatcher, Molly Schaus, and Caitlin Cahow were also on the mound when Duggan threw the pitch.
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