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Meghan Duggan, captain of the Olympic-winning US women’s hockey team, will retire

Meghan Duggan, a captain on the US women’s hockey team that captured gold in the 2018 Olympics, is retiring.



a person wearing a helmet: USA's Meghan Duggan looks on in the women's preliminary round ice hockey match between the US and Canada during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 15, 2018.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski    (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)


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USA’s Meghan Duggan looks on in the women’s preliminary round ice hockey match between the US and Canada during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Duggan spent 14 years with the national team, and made the announcement Tuesday in an essay shared with ESPN.

“Although being an athlete will always be part of my identity, I am ready for the next chapter. I know it’s the right decision for me, but at the same time, it’s still very emotional,” Duggan said in the essay.

Duggan played in 137 games for the US national team, lighting the lamp with 40 goals and dishing out

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