A native of Danvers, Massachusetts, Meghan Duggan has achieved sustained success at all levels of her hockey career in international and collegiate play. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin (Biology) where she won 3 NCAA Championships, led the nation in scoring and is the all-time leader in career points was a precursor to her success with Team USA.
During her Team USA career, Meghan has won 3 Olympic medals, including the first Olympic Gold in 20 years in February 2018 at PyeongChang, South Korea where she led the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team as the Captain. A member of the U.S. Women’s National Team since 2007, she additionally has won 7 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships which is tied for 2nd most won all-time.
Professionally, she has been a 3-time All-Star in the two different women’s leagues in the U.S. (NWHL) and Canada (CWHL), a 2-time Clarkson Cup champion while playing for the Boston Blades of the CWHL and a two-time Isobel Cup finalist while playing in the NWHL for the Buffalo Beauts & Boston Pride.
Off the ice, Meghan Duggan led a successful strike by the 2016-17 U.S. Women’s National Team vs their national governing body, USA Hockey, for the Gender Equitable Treatment of their team in advance of the 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championship. As noted by ESPN in her team’s 2018 Sports Humanitarian Award: The 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team ignited a powerful movement, inspiring future generations of women and girls across this nation, and empowering them to rise and speak out against inequality. The U.S. Olympic Women’s Team was nominated for Three 2018 ESPYS Awards. “Best Olympic Moment”, “Best Game” and “Best Team”. The team won for Best Game besting the 2017 World Series and 2018 Rose Bowl in which Meghan accepted the award on behalf of her teammates.
From a charitable and cause related perspective, Meghan lends her voice to anti-bullying causes around the nation and has been appointed to the Women’s Sports Foundation Board of Directors and serve as a member of the WSF Advisory Panel. With this group, she has been a part of a variety of initiatives surrounding girls and women in sports. Meghan has spoken at a variety of different events and has been part of panels on topics around gender equality, female empowerment, and using your voice to speak out against injustices in work and life.