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Angela Ruggiero retires from Team USA

Updated: December 29, 2011, 12:35 AM ET
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Four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero announced her retirement from the U.S. women's national hockey team Wednesday after 16 years with the program.

Ruggiero, who helped the Americans win gold at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, played more games than any other Team USA player (256) and finished with 67 goals and 141 assists for 208 career points.

"I feel honored and privileged to have represented the USA program over the past 16 years," said the 31-year-old defenseman. "USA Hockey will ...

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