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.
In Sochi 2014, Meaghan added an element of hockey toughness to her growing resume. Playing with a broken hand in the Olympic Final versus the USA, she assisted on the opening goal for Canada that sparked a comeback that will be talked about for decades.
Meaghan joined teammate Natalie Spooner on Season 2 of The Amazing Race Canada winning an impressive 7 stages en route to finishing second in the finale. They were voted "Canada's Favourite Team" by fans of the show.
2014 and 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist?
2014 Finalist, The Amazing Race Canada
2012 IIHF World Champion
2011 Best Defender, IIHF Directorate Award ?
2006 & 2007 NCAA Division I National Champion (University of Wisconsin Badgers)