Born: January 4th, 1985
Hometown: St. Albert, AB
After seven seasons with the National Women’s Hockey Team, and taking a season off to start a family with her husband Scott, Meaghan is currently settling into motherhood after the arrival of their son Calder, and working to make a comeback to both the Calgary Inferno in the CWHL and to Team Canada. With two gold medals from the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games, a gold medal from the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships, and four silver medals from 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, an individual, and a “hockey mom”, and is excited to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.
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 Luleå HF in the Swedish Elite League.
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