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Melodie Daoust

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Melodie Daoust

Melodie Daoust
  • Birth date 1/07/1992
  • Birthplace Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
  • Residence Montreal
  • Height/Weight 5'4"/ 156 lbs
  • Olympics 2014, 2018


  • Residence
  • Montreal, QC, CAN
  • Higher education
  • Health Studies, Physical Education - McGill University: Montreal, QC, CAN
  • Hobbies
  • Drawing. (, 14 Mar 2017)
  • Injuries
  • In June 2014 she tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her knee, and missed almost 18 months of training. She returned to the ice in January 2016. (, 14 Mar 2017)
  • Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
  • She wears a necklace with the number 17 on it for good luck. (, 19 Dec 2013)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning gold at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 07 Feb 2017)
  • Famous relatives
  • Her brother Samuel Daoust played ice hockey at national youth level. He won a bronze medal with the Patriotes de Chateauguay at the 2006 TELUS Cup, Canada's national 'AAA' midget ice hockey championship. (, 07 Jun 2013)
  • Why this sport?
  • She was involved in figure skating but wanted to be like her father and brother, who played ice hockey, so she asked them to sign her up to a team.
  • Hero / Idol
  • Canadian ice hockey player Caroline Quellette. (, 07 Jun 2013)
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 07 Feb 2017)
  • Awards and honours
  • In 2016/17 she received the Gladys Bean Trophy as McGill University's Female Athlete of the Year for the third time [following previous wins in 2015/16 and 2012/13]. She was the third person to win the award three times at the university. (, 01 May 2017)

    In 2013/14 she was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport [CIS] Player of the Year [Brodrick Trophy], becoming the first female ice hockey player in Canada to win the award. She had been named CIS Rookie of the Year the previous season. (, 01 May 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Laura Schuler [national], CAN
  • Preferred position / style / stance / technique
  • Forward
  • Handedness
  • Shoots left
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She began playing ice hockey at age five.
  • Year
  • 2011
  • Competing for
  • Canada
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English, French
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Be the best you can be." (, 19 Dec 2013)
  • Other information
    In 2017 she graduated from McGill University in Montreal, QC, Canada. She then joined a centralised training programme with the Canada national ice hockey team ahead of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 11 May 2017)

    She finished her final season with the McGill University Martlets in 2016/17, having served as captain of the team in her final two seasons. She left the Martlets ranked fifth on the university's all-time points list, and scored her 100th career Canadian Interuniversity Sport [CIS] goal in her final season. In the future she hopes to remain involved with university ice hockey as a coach. "I'm looking to find a job in a school and start working as a physical education teacher, but long-term I would love to be hired as a coach for a university team." (, 01 May 2017;, 07 Feb 2017)
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