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Hayley Wickenheiser

Born:August 12, 1978Position:Center
Hometown:Shaunavon, SKShoots:Right
Known For:4x Olympic Gold MedalistCurrent Team:Toronto Maple Leafs
(Dir. of Player Development)
National Team:Canada

Hayley Wickenheiser OC (born August 12, 1978) is a Canadian former ice hockey player, resident physician and executive for the Toronto Maple Leafs. She was the first woman to play full-time professional men’s hockey in a position other than goalie. Wickenheiser was a member of Canada women’s national ice hockey team for 23 years, from 1994 until announcing her retirement on January 13, 2017, and is the team’s career points leader with 168 goals and 211 assists in 276 games.

She represented Canada at the Winter Olympics five times, capturing four gold and one silver medal and twice being named tournament MVP, and one time at the Summer Olympics in softball. She is tied with teammates Caroline Ouellette and Jayna Hefford for the record for the most gold medals of any Canadian Olympian and is widely considered to be the greatest female ice hockey player of all time. On February 20, 2014, Wickenheiser was elected to the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission.

Hayley Wickenheiser Team Canada
Hayley Wickenheiser, Team Canada (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Hayley Wickenheiser Statistics

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Front Office History

Achievements

  • Hockey Hall of Fame (2019)
  • IIHF Hall of Fame (2018)
  • CWHL (W) Champion (2016)
  • 6x World Championship (W) Silver Medal (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016)
  • 4x Olympic (W) Gold Medal (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
  • 4x World Championship (W) Top 3 Player on Team Canada (2007, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  • 7x World Championship (W) Gold Medal (1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2012)
  • 7x World Championship (W) All-Star Team (1997, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012)
  • CIS (W) Champion (2012)
  • 2x World Championship (W) Best Forward (2007, 2009)
  • World Championship (W) MVP (2007)
  • 2x Olympic (W) All-Star Team (2002, 2006)
  • 2x Olympic (W) Best Forward (2002, 2006)
  • 2x Olympic (W) Most Valuable Player (2002, 2006)
  • WWHL (W) Champion (2005)
  • Finland2 (Mestis) First Ever Female Player (2004)
  • Finland3 (Suomi-sarja) First Ever Female Player (2003)
  • Finland3 (Suomi-sarja) Silver Medal (2003)
  • Olympic (W) Silver Medal (1998)

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