One of USA Hockey’s best stars, Brianna Decker has officially announced her retirement from professional hockey. She will take on coaching at her alma mater, Shattuck St. Mary’s, with the U19 varsity team.
Women’s Hockey Star Brianna Decker Retires
Thank you all! pic.twitter.com/Z21BJORKGo
— Brianna Decker (@Bdecker14) March 2, 2023
Decker, 31, started her professional career with the CWHL’s Boston Blades back in 2014 before making the jump to the then-NWHL with the Boston Blades. Brianna Decker spent multiple seasons with the Blades before moving back to the CWHL to play with the Calgary Inferno. she helped them win the league’s last-ever championship before ultimately joining the PWHPA, playing two seasons with their Calgary team, recording 8 points in 6 games.
Decker was one of the U.S. Women’s National Team stars. she recorded 9 points in 11 career Olympic ice hockey games, 68 points in 44 total games in the world championships, and 16 points in 10 games for the U18 team.
Decker won two Olympic silver medals and a gold medal at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, upsetting the Canadian women’s team in a shootout. She has also won an astounding six world championships, two CWHL titles, 1 NCAA title, and one Isobel cup with the Boston Pride in the NWHL’s inaugural season.
Shattuck St. Mary’s
before she announced her retirement, she joined the staff of Gord Stafford at Shattuck St. Mary’s Preparatory, where she started her hockey career. Decker will join a program that is 45-5-3 this year and has won their respective league’s championship. they have to play two Elite league games before playing in the national tournament in Dallas, Texas.
This is not Decker’s first stint coaching the Sabres, as she previously helped the under-18 team at two world championships, taking silver in 2019 and winning gold in 2020. As a player, she helped the U19 team with three national championships in 2006, 2007, and 2009. After graduating from SSM, she went to play for the University of Wisconsin Badgers.
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