Hockey Canada also announced the retirement of three other members of its 2010 Olympic gold medal-winning National Women's Team - Becky Kellar, Gina Kingsbury and Colleen Sostorics.
In addition to her decorated eight-year career with Canada's National Women's Team, MacLeod enjoyed a successful career with the UW women's hockey team from 2001-05.
A two-time second team AHCA All-American, MacLeod was a top 10 finalist for the Patty Kazmaier award and the USCHO Defensive Player of the Year in 2005. She captained the Badgers as a junior and senior, helping the squad to a 28-9-1 overall record and the program's first NCAA tournament berth in her final season.
The blue liner still ranks third in Badger hockey history with four career short-handed goals.
She is sixth among UW's top defensive scorers with 15 goals and 66 assists for 81 career points.
MacLeod served as an undergraduate assistant coach for UW during the 2006-07 season.
Hockey Canada sat down with MacLeod for a video segment called "MacLeod's Memories," where MacLeod reflects on her hockey experiences and discusses what the future holds.
From Hockey Canada:
Carla MacLeod debuted for Canada's National Women's Team in 2003, scoring a goal in her first international game at the 2003 4 Nations Cup. In total, she scored 14 goals and added 30 assists for 44 points in 81 games for Canada, helping it to one IIHF World Women's Championship gold medal (2007) and two Olympic gold medals. Her resume also includes three world championship silver medals (2005, 2008, 2009) and four seasons with Canada's National Women's Under-22 Team (1999-2003), the last one as captain. The Calgary, Alta., native was named to the media all-star team at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, and earned the same honour at the 2009 IIHF World Women's Championship.
MacLeod is currently serving as an assistant coach with the Mount Royal University female hockey program, and is looking to work in broadcasting, having already served as colour commentator on television in Madison, Wis. during her final year at the University of Wisconsin.