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Catherine Michelle "Cammi" Granato (born March 25, 1971 in Downers Grove, Illinois) is a retired American female ice hockey player.

Granato was the captain of the U.S. women's hockey team that won a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics. She is the younger sister of former NHL player and former Colorado Avalanche head coach Tony Granato, and a graduate of Providence College. Granato played hockey for Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, until CIAU added more restrictive rules on non-Canadians. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and has played in every world championship for the U.S. She is married to former NHL player Ray Ferraro and they have one son Riley who was born in December 2006. She is also a stepmother to Ferraro's sons, from his first marriage, Matt and Landon. She is also a rinkside reporter for NBC's NHL coverage. She was named USA Women's Player of the Year in 1996.

She was dropped from the US National team unexpectedly before the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy, after being a part of the program since its inaugural season. Cammi provided support for special needs children by starting Golden Dreams for Children Foundation. She also runs an annual hockey camp during the summer in Chicago for young girls.

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