Mleczko had a distinguished international hockey playing career, having led the U.S. women’s hockey team to a historic gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, as well as silver medal at the Salt Lake Games in 2002. A member of the USA Hockey Hall of Fame, the decorated Olympian continues to be a trailblazer for her work off the ice as well. She made broadcasting history earlier this year when she became the first woman to work as in-booth analyst for an NHL postseason game on NBC Sports. AJ also serves as an analyst for NBC Sports’ hockey coverage and since 2006, has covered five Olympic Games, including this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Mleczko is from New Canaan, Connecticut and played collegiate hockey at Harvard University. During her senior season, she led the Crimson to the 1999 NCAA Division I Women’s National Championship and was awarded the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given to the top women’s college hockey player. Mleczko and her husband, Jason Griswold, have four children, Finley, Jaime, Sam and Oliver, and reside in Concord, Mass.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.