Meghan Duggan has been named captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team en route to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Her captaincy will oversee the U.S. Women’s team in their Bring on the World Tour: a stretch of games including the 2013 Four Nations Cup and three games against Canada, aimed at preparing team USA for their quest for gold and glory in Sochi this February.

“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.”

Duggan’s accolades include a 2010 Olympic silver medal and medals in five IIHF Women’s World Championships (gold-2008, 2009, 2011, 2013; silver-2007). She has also represented the United States in six Four Nations Cups (1st-2008, 2011, 2012; 2nd-2007, 2009, 2010), during one of which she served as captain (2011); and one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series (2011). Duggan also won the 2013 Clarkson Cup as a member of the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.

She has played 86 games for the U.S. in her seven seasons (2007-current) and recorded 33 goals and 23 assists for a total of 56 points.

Before her professional career, Duggan played four years at the University of Wisconsin of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Her team earned no less than 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, along with being named a finalist in the 2011 Sportswoman of the Year, presented by the Women’s Sports Foundation.

The Four Nations Cup, during which Duggan will lead Team USA, begins today in Lake Placid, N.Y.
For information, schedules, and tickets; please visit USA Hockey’s website here.
Also, be sure to follow the exciting action streaming live on and on twitter @usahockey and @usahockeyscores with the hashtag #4NationsCup.


Born in the “non-traditional” hockey market of South Florida, Elizabeth (Beth) quickly grew to love the sport at a very young age after her Buffalo-bred family introduced her to the Sabres. High school friends who didn’t care about hockey couldn't understand her withdrawals during the 2004-05 lockout, but college would bring a hockey loving boyfriend (and best friend) to whom she could finally relate. A South Florida native himself, and an avid Florida Panthers fan, he got her into the home team. Together they work for their college hockey club (the FAU Owls), broadcasting games. Beth is a huge USA Hockey fan and hopes to see them win Olympic gold in her lifetime. Between her 2 favorite NHL teams, her college squad, and USA Hockey, it's hard to tell which team she loves most, but she is passionate about them all.


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