Hayley Wickenheiser

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Hayley Wickenheiser
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Wickenheiser at the 2014 Heritage Classic
Born (1978-08-12) August 12, 1978 (age 41)
Shaunavon, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
National team  Canada
Playing career 1993–present
Website Official site

Hayley Wickenheiser, OC, (born August 12, 1978 in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian women's ice hockey forward. She is the first woman to play full-time pro hockey in a position other than goaltender.

She plays for the Canada women's national ice hockey team. She has represented Canada at 5 Winter Olympic Games, winning the gold medal four times and the silver medal once. She was named tournament MVP twice. She has also played softball for Canada at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Wickenheiser has the most gold medals of any Canadian Olympian. She is considered to be the greatest female ice hockey player in the world.[1]

On February 20, 2014, She was chosen to be a part of the International Olympic Committee's athlete commission.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Notable Women Hockey Players". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
  2. "Athletes select two IOC reps". ESPN. Retrieved January 31, 2015.

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