A.J. Mleczko is an analyst for NHL coverage on ESPN. Mleczko joined the ESPN broadcast team in 2021, where she serves as a game analyst and a studio analyst for select NHL games, as well as the 2021 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four on ESPN.
A member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Mleczko helped Team USA win the first-ever gold medal awarded in women’s hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, and four years later the silver medal at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. In 2018, Mleczko made broadcasting history when she became the first woman to work as an in-booth analyst for an NHL postseason game, and for the subsequent three years was a member of NBC Sports’ NHL coverage team, including on the Stanley Cup Playoffs. She has also been an analyst from both the studio and rink-side vantage points on MSG Network’s New York Islanders telecasts since 2018, and has covered hockey previously for Turner Sports, NESN, Universal Sports and NHL Network.
Mleczko played collegiate hockey at Harvard University, helping lead the Crimson to the 1999 Division I Women’s National Championship. She was the winner of the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award that year for being the top female college ice hockey player in the United States. Mleczko has worked as an analyst for NBC Sports’ hockey coverage since 2006, covering four Winter and two Summer Olympic Games during that span.
Hailing from New Canaan, Connecticut, Mleczko currently resides in Concord, Massachusetts with her husband, Jason Griswold and their children, Finley, Jaime, Sam and Oliver.