Devils appoint Meghan Duggan to role in hockey operations – fr

Devils appoint Meghan Duggan to role in hockey operations – fr

The New Jersey Devils announced today that Meghan Duggan has been hired for the newly created role of Manager, Player Development within the club’s hockey operations department. The announcement was made by Devils Executive Vice President / General Manager Tom Fitzgerald.
“We are extremely happy to announce that Meghan has joined our player development department,” said Fitzgerald. “As our group has evolved over the past few years to include both off-ice and on-ice development, we believe Meghan will be perfect for this role. Her successful track record as a teammate, leader, captain and pilot of Initiatives will be a resource for all players in our organization. We look forward to her using her perspective of the game, her attention to detail and her creative thinking to help our players reach their potential. ”
Duggan will work closely with Senior Vice President / Assistant General Manager Dan MacKinnon at all levels of development department operations, with a particular focus on on-ice and off-ice information. She will coordinate with the Athlete Care Group, Development Coaches and Management on the design, improvement and execution of progress plans for all players within the organization. Duggan will be responsible for staff schedules, synthesizing information regarding prospects and AHL / ECHL players while evaluating all players through in-person and video scouting. In addition, she will join the Devils staff in on-ice development throughout the year.
Duggan, 33, recently retired from professional ice hockey in October last year and is one of the most successful players in international hockey history. The Danvers, MA native has won eleven medals (eight gold and three silver) for the United States team in the international game. At the Olympic Winter Games, Duggan won three medals: a silver medal in 2010 in Vancouver and 2014 in Sochi (where she was captain) and a triumphant gold medal in a 2018 rematch with the Canada to PyeongChang (where she was again captain). In eight IIHF Women’s World Championships, she has been on seven world championship teams (2008-09, 2011, 2013, 2015-17) and has finished second once (2007). Her illustrious career saw her be named to the USA Hockey Board of Directors in 2014 and the USA Hockey Women’s Advisory Committee in 2017.

The former forward played collegially in Wisconsin (WCHA) from 2006 to 2011 where she won the Patty Kazmaier Award, presented annually to the best female ice hockey player in the NCAA during her senior season. Duggan ended his career as the Badgers’ all-time leading scorer.

After her stint in Wisconsin, she was drafted eighth overall by the Boston Blades in the 2011 Canadian Women’s Hockey League Draft, where she spent four seasons (2011-15) and won two Clarkson Cups (2013 and 2015). She then spent two seasons with the National Women’s Hockey League with the Buffalo Beauts (2015-16) and Boston Pride (2016-17).

Duggan has a long history of improving accessibility, diversity and participation in ice hockey. She was part of the inaugural squad that was named to the National Hockey League Player Inclusion Committee last season. She was a member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PHWPA) and the Women’s Sports Foundation as a board member. Duggan has used his platform throughout his career for mentoring and motivational speeches with a focus on gender equality, diversity and inclusion, leadership, LGBTQ + advocacy and work team.

Meghan currently resides in Stamford, CT, with his wife, three-time Canadian Olympic gold medalist in women’s ice hockey, Gillian Apps, and their 15-month-old son, George.


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