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Olympic gold medalist Gigi Marvin formally retires from Team USA

The 34-year-old Warroad native is among the most decorated players to ever come out of Minnesota.

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Gigi Marvin celebrated Team USA's shootout victory over Team Canada in the gold medal game from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Marvin was the 2005 Minnesota Ms. Hockey winner from Warroad, Minn.
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ST. PAUL -- Olympic gold medalist Gigi Marvin formally announced her retirement from Team USA on Thursday afternoon. She represented the United States for more than a decade on the international scene.

The 34-year-old Warroad native is among the most-decorated players to ever come out of Minnesota.

She’s a three-time Olympian and helped Team USA win the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. She also helped Team USA capture silver medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“Playing for Team USA was such a joy and I’m incredibly grateful for all the friendships formed and memories made,” Marvin said in a release. “I loved competing alongside teammates who not only relentlessly pursued excellence within themselves, but made everyone around them better.”

“Playing for Team USA was such a joy and I’m incredibly grateful for all the friendships formed and memories made,” Marvin said in a release. “I loved competing alongside teammates who not only relentlessly pursued excellence within themselves, but made everyone around them better.”

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In total, Marvin played in 126 games for Team USA with 74 points — 24 goals and 50 assists. She will be honored prior on Dec. 20 when Team USA takes on Team Canada at Xcel Energy Center.

Katie Million, director of Women’s National Team Programs at USA Hockey, called Marvin “a cornerstone” of Team USA.

“Not many athletes earn the opportunity to play in three Olympic Games, along with countless World Championships,” Million said in a release. “She was obviously a terrific player and represented our country so well on the biggest stages.”

Long before she starred on the international stage, Marvin played high school hockey for Warroad High School. She also played four seasons of college hockey for the University of Minnesota (2005-2009) and recorded 196 points (87 goals, 108 assists) in 152 games.

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