A. J. Mleczko
Born (1975-06-14) June 14, 1975 (age 45)
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Forward
ECAC team Harvard
National team  United States
Playing career 1993–2002

Allison Jaime "A.J." Mleczko Griswold is an American ice hockey player and analyst. She won a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Born June 14, 1975 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Mleczko attended New Canaan Country School and is a graduate of The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. Mleczko played college hockey at Harvard University, where she led Crimson to a national title in 1999.[1] That same year she became the second winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award, which is awarded annually to the best female college ice hockey player in the United States.[2] On September 24, 2002 she was inducted into the New England Women's Hall of Fame.[1] She is a hockey commentator for the NBC Sports Group and MSG Networks, and she became the first woman to commentate for an NHL playoff game.[3][4] Additionally, she hosts the On the Bus With Cammi & AJ podcast with former teammate Cammi Granato.[5]

Mleczko was inducted June 20, 2019 into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame located in Troy, Michigan. Her paternal great-grandparents were Polish immigrants.[6]

Mleczko currently resides in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband, Jason, and their four children.[3]

She is a cousin of diplomat Rufus Gifford.[7]

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ a b DateSeptember 19, 2002 (2002-09-19). "Newsmakers – Harvard Gazette". News.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  2. ^ "A. J. Mleczko Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  3. ^ a b "AJ Mleczko". MSGNetworks.com. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  4. ^ "AJ Mleczko". NBC Sports Pressbox. 2018-02-01. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  5. ^ "On The Bus With Cammi & AJ on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  6. ^ "Allison "AJ" Mleczko – NPASHF". Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  7. ^ "On The Bus With Cammi & AJ: Rufus Gifford - Former US Ambassador to Denmark & Deputy Campaign Manager for President Joe Biden on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  8. ^ "American Hockey Coaches Association". Ahcahockey.com. 1997-07-08. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  9. ^ "Annual Awards - Through the Years". USA Hockey. Archived from the original on 13 January 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  10. ^ "Women's Beanpot: Hall of Fame". Beanpothockey.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
Preceded by
Brandy Fisher (1998)
Patty Kazmaier Award
1999
Succeeded by
Ali Brewer (2000)