Family. Hockey. Team.
Like so many Canadians, Meaghan Mikkleson’s priorities are firmly rooted in a love for her family and teammates and respect for the game.
Her father, Bill Mikkelson, played four seasons in the NHL in the early 1970s with Los Angeles, the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals. Her brother, Brendan, was a Memorial Cup champion with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants and now plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning. And, her husband Scott Reid was a goalie for the CHL’s Arizona Sundogs.
A graduate of The University of Wisconsin’s hockey program, Meaghan led the team to back-to-back NCAA Championships, won the Olympic gold medal for Canada in Vancouver and followed that up with a win at the 2012 IIHF World Hockey Championships.
An aspiring broadcast commentator and hockey analyst, Meaghan has provided online analysis for CalgaryFlames.com and was recently a colour analyst for the CWHL’s 2012 Clarkson Cup.
Next up? Sochi 2014.