About Meaghan

Born: January 4th, 1985
Hometown: St. Albert, AB
Position: Defense

Athletic Career

After seven seasons with the National Women’s Hockey Team, Meaghan is currently taking a leave from hockey as her and her husband Scott await the arrival of their first child on September 25th, 2015. With two Olympics gold medals from the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics, a gold medal at the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships, and four silver medals at the 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013 IIHF Women’s World Championships, Meaghan aspires to make a comeback to Team Canada in 2016 and win gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. With these goals in mind, Meaghan continues to look for ways to improve as an athlete and as an individual, and is excited to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

Personal

After marrying Scott Reid, who played twelve years of professional hockey as a goaltender in various leagues including the American Hockey League (AHL), East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), Central Hockey League (CHL), and UK Elite League (EIHL), in July 2011, Meaghan currently resides and trains in Calgary.

Hockey runs in the bloodlines of the Mikkelson family. Great uncle Jim McFadden played for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year in 1948. Jim also won the Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 1950. Meaghan’s father Bill also played approximately three seasons in the NHL with the Washington Capitals, New York Islanders, and Los Angeles Kings. Lastly, Meaghan’s brother Brendan was drafted 31st overall by the Anaheim Ducks in 2005, and currently plays for the Toronto Marlies in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Meaghan Mikkelson