Angela Ruggiero

Hockey Player

Angela Ruggiero was born in Panorama City, California, United States on January 3rd, 1980 and is the Hockey Player. At the age of 44, Angela Ruggiero biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 3, 1980
United States
Place of Birth
Panorama City, California, United States
44 years old
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Entrepreneur, Ice Hockey Player, Sports Administrator
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Angela Ruggiero Life

Angela Marie Ruggiero (born January 3, 1980) is an American former ice hockey defenseman.

She is a member of the International Olympic Committee.

She deferred from her role as an ex-member of the Executive Board of the IOC, the body that represents all Olympic athletes around the world, from being elected Chairperson of the IOC Athletes' Commission, a position she held from 2016 to 2018.Ruggiero is a four-time Olympian in ice hockey.

The Hockey News named her as the best player in the NCAA and in the world in her career.

She was a member of the United States national ice hockey team, winning four consecutive Winter Olympics, including one gold medal in 1998, two silvers in 2002 and 2010, and one bronze in 2006.

She appeared in ten Women's World Championships, winning four gold medals and six silver, among other things. Ruggiero was announced on June 29, 2015 as a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2015.

She was born on November 9, 2015.

She is both the fourth woman and the second American woman to be inducted.

She is also the first person to be inducted into California as the first one to be born there.

With 256 games, she is the all-time leader in games played for Team USA, male or female.


Ruggiero is a graduate of Harvard Business School (M.B.A.) and Harvard College (B.A.) Cum lauded and the University of Minnesota (M.Ed.) 4.0 GPA. While preparing for her final Olympics, she earned her master's degree in Sports Administration from the University of Minnesota in 2010. She was a First-Team Academic All-American and a winner of the NCAA's Top VIII Award as one of the top eight student athletes in the NCAA in 2004. She was later inducted into the 2015 COSIDA National Academic All-American Hall of Fame.


Angela Ruggiero Career

Playing career

Ruggiero, a California native, grew up in Sylmar and then Simi Valley, California.

Ruggiero played prep school hockey at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. Ruggiero, a senior at Choate, was the youngest player of the 1998 United States Olympic Hockey Team in Nagano, Japan, winning the gold medalists. She was also a member of the silver medal-winning 2002 team in Salt Lake City, Utah, and a member of the bronze-winning 2006 team in Torino, Italy, and encountering the bronze-winning 2010 team in Vancouver, Canada.

Ruggiero earned the 2004 Patty Kazmaier Award as the best player in women's collegiate hockey in the United States. She is the only defenseman to win the award as of 2020. She was a National Championship runner-Up in 1999 and 2004 and a Runner-Up in 2003 and 2004. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in government in 2004 and was a four-time All-American pick and an Academic All-American. She received the coveted Top VIII Award from the NCAA in her senior year for her efforts on the ice, in the classroom, and in the community. Ruggiero was a three-time MVP for the Crimson.

Ruggiero made many "firsts" in the United States as she played for the Tulsa Oilers in a Central Hockey League match against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees on January 28, 2005. She was the first woman to play in a regular season professional hockey game in North America at a different level than goalie. In addition,, since her brother Bill Ruggiero was a goaltender for the Oilers, they were the first brother-sister team to play together. She had an assist in the game's last goal, making her the only woman to score a point in a North American professional hockey game.

Ruggiero was also credited with the game-winning goal in the 2005 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships for the United States against the Canadian national women's hockey team, winning the first gold medal ever for the United States at the world championship. She was named the Best Defenseman for Group A at the 2005 Esso National Women's Championships.

Ruggiero was named to her fourth Olympic hockey team in December 2009. She joined a group of NHL players in the summer of 2009 for workouts at Athletes' Performance in Carson, California, to prepare for the 2010 Olympics. Her preparations were less about endurance through workouts and more on paying attention to detail. Chris Drury, Richard Park, and George Parros were among the training group.

She was named as an alternate captain for the United States Olympic Hockey Team on January 14, 2010. In addition, she was elected as a member of the IOC's Athletes Commission at the Vancouver Olympics, giving her a four-year term as a Member of the IOC. Ruggiero starred for the Boston Blades, the now-defunct CWHL. Ruggiero scored the game-winning goal on December 19, 2010, the Montreal Stars' undefeated season, during the 2010-11 Boston Blades season.

Ruggiero resigned on December 28, 2011, citing Twitter.

Ruggiero also delivered the gold medal for the US Women's Soccer Team and bronze medal for the USA Rugby Team at the 2016 Olympics as an IOC member, as a member of the IOC, and did the same for the gold medal winning US Women's Ice Hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Post-hockey career

Ruggiero is the CEO and co-founder of Sports Innovation Lab, a technology-powered market research company that supports industry-leading sports brands in identifying the trends, products, and services that will fuel sport's future. Sports Innovation Lab employs a team of analysts and strategists to support over 70 international clients using a combination of proprietary data, applications, and a team of analysts and consultants. Ruggiero was a Senior Management Associate with Bridgewater Associates, the country's biggest hedge fund, prior to Sports Innovation Lab.

Ruggiero has appeared at over 200 schools, businesses, and organizations, including the United Nations, International Olympic Committee, KPMG, Nike, Coca-Cola, Liberty Mutual, and Johnson & Johnson, as well as the Small Business Association Annual Congress. She has worked with The New York Times, Huffington Post, Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant, Hockey Weekly, Detroit News, Chicago Tribune, and USA Today. She and producer Jack Barlow co-host "The Fluid Fan" podcast for Sport Innovation Lab.


Angela Ruggiero Awards

Awards and honors

  • 1998 Olympic gold medalist
  • 2002 Olympic silver medalist
  • 2006 Olympic bronze medalist
  • 2010 Olympic silver medalist
  • Hockey Hall of Fame Honored Member
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