3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Finalist, Amazing Race Canada
Member of Canadian Women’s National Hockey Team
After spending ten seasons with the National Women’s Hockey Team and starting a family with her husband Scott, Meaghan is currently balancing motherhood along with the demands of training as a national team athlete. With two gold medals from the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games, a gold medal from the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships, and six silver medals from the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships, Meaghan aspires to represent Canada and win gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. 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.
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 Hockey League.
Meaghan currently resides and trains in Calgary along with her husband Scott and their son Calder.
Meaghan recounts highlights from her hockey-focused childhood and observes the way her family motivated and supported her in her Olympic journey.
Meaghan motivates her audience with stories of the victories and obstacles that brought her to where she is today, a profoundly successful athlete and mother constantly pushing herself towards greatness.