SECAUCUS, NJ - NHL Network today announced that 2018 United States Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time Olympian Monique Lamoureux-Morando has joined as an on-air analyst. Lamoureux-Morando, who has played in 129 career games for the United States Women's National Hockey Team, will appear across NHL Network's studio programming and make her debut on NHL Tonight with Kevin Weekes and Tony Luftman this Friday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Lamoureux-Morando and her twin sister Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson recently joined NHL Network's NHL Now in-studio to discuss capturing the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, including scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals in the gold-medal game against Canada.
"I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to be part of NHL Network's team of expert analysts," Lamoureux-Morando said. "I'm looking forward to sharing my perspective and passion for the game with hockey fans around the world."
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Lamoureux-Morando joins NHL Network having competed and medaled in three Olympic Winter Games for the U.S. Women's National Hockey Team, including the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, and 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. As a member of the U.S. Women's National Hockey Team since 2009, Lamoureux-Morando served as an assistant captain during the 2015 -2016 and 2016 - 2017 seasons. In addition to playing in three Winter Olympic Games, Lamoureux-Morando has won six gold medals at the IIHF Women's World Ice Hockey Championship tournaments, and she's been named to the All-Star team at five of the last six tournaments, including three times for defense and two times for her forward play. Lamoureux-Morando was named the 2016 Bob Allen USA Hockey Women's Player of the Year and the Best Defenseman at the 2015 Four Nations Cup.
A University of North Dakota graduate, Lamoureux-Morando also played professional hockey for the Minnesota Whitecaps from 2015 - 2017, and the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women's Hockey League from 2014 - 2015. While achieving a decorated college playing career, Lamoureux-Morando earned her Master's degree in kinesiology from the University of North Dakota in 2015.
Lamoureux-Morando has served as a color commentator on Team USA hockey broadcasts at the 2015 U-18 IIHF Women's World Ice Hockey Championship and for the University of North Dakota during the 2015 - 2016 and 2016 - 2017 NCAA Women's hockey seasons. Lamoureux-Morando can be found on Twitter at @moniquelam7.