NHL Network has hired Grand Forks native and Olympic gold medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando as an on-air analyst.
Lamoureux-Morando will make her debut at 5 p.m. Friday alongside former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes and Tony Luftman. She’s expected to make subsequent appearances periodically.
Upon returning home from the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Monique and her twin sister, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, joined NHL Network in studio to discuss their gold medals and to do some hockey analysis.
“I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to be part of NHL Network’s team of expert analysts,” Monique said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to sharing my perspective and passion for the game with hockey fans around the world.”
Monique, who lives in Grand Forks, has been on six Women’s World Championship teams and three Olympic teams.
She won silver medals at the 2010 Vancouver Games and the 2014 Sochi Games before winning gold in February in South Korea.
In Pyeongchang, Monique was on Team USA’s most productive line with Jocelyne and Kelly Pannek. She scored the game-tying goal with less than seven minutes left in the gold-medal game against Canada. Jocelyne scored the game-winning goal in the shootout.
Monique is expected to continue her playing career while working with NHL Network.