Meghan Agosta Announces Retirement

Canadian forward, Meghan Agosta took to Instagram on Friday to officially announce her retirement from the sport of hockey.

Meghan Agosta Announces Retirement
Meghan Agosta in 2018 Olympics photoshoot (Photo: Dave Holland/Hockey Canada Images)

Canadian forward Meghan Agosta took to Instagram on Friday to officially announce her retirement from hockey. 

“Though my time on the ice may have come to an end, the memories and lessons learned will endure a lifetime,” she wrote to end her caption. “As I hang up my skates, I do so with a heart full of gratitude and a profound sense of accomplishment. Thank you, Canada, for the journey of a lifetime.”

Agosta, 37, has been a name synonymous with Hockey Canada since she first donned the skates in the 2005-2006 season. That year, she helped take home an Olympic gold medal, her first of many, with four points in five games. 

A year later, she began her collegiate career at Mercyhurst College where she became the first ever freshman to be named a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award. She went on to earn a spot as a finalist three more times. She still holds the records for most all-time goals, assists, and points at Mercyhurst and all four of her seasons broke the record for most goals in a single season. 

After college, Agosta joined the CWHL’s Montréal Stars where, in her rookie season, she recorded 80 points, breaking the single-season points record. In 2012, she helped the Stars win the Clarkson Cup, becoming one of just five players to win an Olympic gold medal, World Championship gold medal, and Clarkson Cup. 

In 2010, Agosta was named Olympics tournament MVP after scoring nine goals and five assists in five games to help her team to a gold medal.

Though she has not suited up for Team Canada since the 2019-2020 Rivalry Series, Agosta had not officially announced retirement until now and will surely be missed on the ice.

Agosta retires a four-time Olympic medalist, eight-time World Championship medalist, four-time Patty Kazmaier Award finalist, Clarkson Cup champion and the list of accolades could truly go on. Most importantly, Agosta retires as a staple of both women’s hockey and Canadian hockey over the last two decades.