POSTED: November 10th 2015

Angela Ruggiero receives congratulations from LA 2024 on her induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Angela Ruggiero is an IOC member and has thrown her star power behind the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid / Women's Sport Foundation
Angela Ruggiero is an IOC member and has thrown her star power behind the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Bid / Women's Sport Foundation

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) United States Olympic Committee (USOC), International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, and United States (US) hockey legend, Angela Ruggiero made history Monday night be becoming the first Californian to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

The four-time Olympian represented the US a record of 256 times and was the youngest member of the US team, who won the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games. During her distinguished playing career, Ruggiero went on to represent the US women's hockey team at 2002, 2006, and 2010 Olympics winning two silver and a bronze medal. She also won four World Championships with the US.

Today, the Los Angeles 2024 committee wanted to congratulate Ruggiero on achieving such a momentous feat.

"On behalf of everyone at the LA 2024 Candidature Committee, I would like to congratulate Angela on this historic and highly-deserved accolade. It is a true reflection of her sporting achievements as well as her admirable commitment and passion for hockey and sport in general. We are very proud to have a Californian in the Hockey Hall of Fame," expressed LA Chairman, Casey Wasserman.

Wasserman went on to add, "Angela has been, and continues to be, a fantastic ambassador for the US in the Olympic Movement. As an Olympian, an IOC member, Vice-President of the IOC Athletes' Commission and a USOC Board member, Angela knows better than most what it takes to deliver a world-class Games and exceptional athletes' experience. At LA 2024 we will take every opportunity we can to listen to and learn from her wealth of experience and expertise."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

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