Two-time Olympian Dani Cameranesi of Minnesota announces retirement from national team

The former Ms. Hockey winner and Golden Gopher from Plymouth, Minnesota, retires from a very successful career with the U.S. Women's National Team.

Team USA's Dani Cameranesi battles with Ashton Bell
Team USA's Dani Cameranesi battles with Ashton Bell of Canada for control of the puck in a preliminary round game Feb. 8, 2022, at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
David W. Cerny / Reuters

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two-time Olympian and Plymouth, Minnesota, native Dani Cameranesi has announced her retirement from the U.S. Women's National Team.

The former Ms. Hockey winner and Golden Gopher helped Team USA win gold at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang and silver in Beijing in 2022. She also competed in three IIHF Women's World Championships (2015, 2019, and 2021), winning two gold medals and one silver.

Earlier in her career, Cameranesi played on Team USA for two U-18 World Championships (capturing two silver medals), and wore the 'C' for the team in 2013. She also played in the Four Nations Cup.

The 27-year-old put up 58 points in 87 games for Team USA with her 24 goals and 34 assists.

With the University of Minnesota, Cameranesi helped lead the team to four consecutive Frozen Four appearances, including two NCAA titles, and was a Patty Kazmaier top-10 finalist in 2015 and 2016.


Most recently, when not playing for Team USA, she has played professionally with the PWHPA along with one season for the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL.

The sophomore defender announced her commitment after a successful season with the Skippers that ended in a Class AA second-place finish.

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Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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