KINGS RADIO COLOR ANALYST 1998-99
Cammi Granato served as the Kings Radio Color Analyst on Kings radio broadcasts with play-by-play partner Nick Nickson for the 1998-99 season. Granato was the captain of the U.S. women's hockey team that won a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics.
In addition to her work on the Kings Radio Network, Granato was active in the Kings marketing department, including her assistance with a women’s hockey festival, the Kings annual summer Kids Camp, hockey clinics in area rinks and work in the community to promote diversity in hockey.
A seven-time member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Granato is the all-time leading scorer in U.S. Women’s National Team and women’s international hockey history, and is one of the most recognized women’s hockey players in the sport. An integral part of the women’s team on and off the ic e- Granato was with the team from its inception in 1990-2006 – she traveled and played throughout North America and the world, promoting women’s hockey while serving as the sports unofficial ambassador. In 1996, she earned the USA Women’s Hockey Player of the Year Award.
In May 2008 Granato was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of fame with three other women's hockey players - the first women to be given such an honor. On Sept. 18, 2007, Granato was announced one of the four recipients of the 2007 Lester Patrick Trophy.
Granato will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of fame, the first woman to be so honored on Oct. 10, 2008 at the University of Denver.
Born in Maywood, Ill., Granato graduated in 1993 from Providence College, where she was the Friars’ all-time leading goal scorer with 139 and a member of two Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships (1991-92 and 1992-93). Her oldest brother, Tony, played for the Kings from 1990-96. She is married to former NHL player Ray Ferraro.