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Angela Ruggiero

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    5'9" / 175 cm
  • Weight
    190 lbs / 86 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Status
    Retired

Brother: Bill Ruggiero

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1994-95 Choate Rosemary Hall USHS (W) - - - - - |
1995-96 Choate Rosemary Hall USHS (W) - - - - - |
1996-97 Choate Rosemary Hall USHS (W) - - - - - |
USA WC (W) 5 0 1 1 4 |
1997-98 Choate Rosemary Hall USHS (W) - - - - - |
USA OG (W) 6 0 0 0 18 9 |
1998-99 Harvard Univ. NCAA (W) - 21 40 61 - |
USA WC (W) 5 1 1 2 2 8 |
1999-00 Harvard Univ. NCAA (W) 29 21 33 54 38 |
USA WC (W) 5 1 6 7 20 15 |
2000-01 USA WC (W) 5 2 4 6 2 10 |
2001-02 USA OG (W) 5 1 3 4 8 11 |
2002-03 Harvard Univ. “C” NCAA (W) 34 29 54 83 60 |
2003-04 Harvard Univ. “C” NCAA (W) 32 25 30 55 80 |
USA WC (W) 5 2 5 7 2 9 |
2004-05 Tulsa Oilers CHL 1 0 1 1 0 2 |
USA WC (W) 5 3 3 6 10 12 |
2005-06 USA OG (W) 5 2 4 6 6 4 |
2006-07 Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL (W) - - - - - |
USA WC (W) 5 1 3 4 8 5 |
2007-08 Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL (W) 15 8 10 18 20 |
USA “A” WC (W) 5 0 5 5 2 2 |
2008-09 Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL (W) - - - - - |
USA WC (W) 5 1 1 2 6 8 |
2009-10 Minnesota Whitecaps WWHL (W) - - - - - |
USA OG (W) 5 3 2 5 6 7 |
2010-11 Boston Blades CWHL (W) 22 11 15 26 38 12 |
USA “A” WC (W) 5 2 1 3 0 5 |
2011-12 Boston Blades CWHL (W) - - - - - |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CHL 1 0 1 1 1.00 0 2 |
CWHL (W) 22 11 15 26 1.18 38 12 |
NCAA (W) 95 96 157 253 2.66 178 0 |
OG (W) 21 6 9 15 0.71 38 31 |
USHS (W) 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
WC (W) 50 13 30 43 0.86 56 74 |
WWHL (W) 15 8 10 18 1.20 20 0 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Harvard Univ.

- Four-time Olympic medalist, playing for the USA women's hockey team in 1998 (Gold), 2002 (Silver), 2006 (Bronze) and 2010 (Silver).
- Made several U.S. professional hockey "firsts" on January 28, 2005, when she played for the Tulsa Oilers in a Central Hockey League game against the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. She was the first woman to actively play in a regular season professional hockey game in the United States at a position other than goalie. In addition, since her brother Bill Ruggiero also played for the Oilers, they were the first brother-sister combination to play professionally at the same time.
- American Women's College Hockey Alliance All-Americans, First Team (1999)
- Beanpot MVP (2004)
- Best Female Hockey Player in the World by The Hockey News (2003)
- Directorate Award as the Top Defenseman at the Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City (2002)
- ECAC Player of the Year(2004)
- 2004 ECAC Tournament Most Valuable Player
- ECAC All-Academic Team (2003–2004)
- Four-time NCAA All-American
- Four-time NCAA All-ECAC
- Harvard Crimson Female Athlete of the Year (2004)
- Harvard MVP (2004, 2003, 2001)
- Ivy League Player of the Year (2004)
- NCAA First Team Academic All-American (2004)
- NCAA Top VIII award as one of the top 8 student-athletes in the entire NCAA (2004)
- NCAA National Strength and Conditioning Association Athlete of the Year(2004)
- New England Sports Writer’s Player of the Year (2004)
- Patty Kazmaier Memorial Trophy winner (2004)
- Patty Kazmaier Memorial Trophy, Top 3 Finalist (2003)
- Ranked one of Top 16 Female Athletes in the World by ESPN.com (2004)
- Top Defenseman Award at the Winter Olympics (2006, 2002)
- Top Defenseman Award at the ESSO Canadian Provincials (2005)
- Top Defenseman in the World by Globe and Mail (2003)

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