Hayley Wickenheiser Inductee to the HHOF

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Hayley Wickenheiser named to Hockey Hall of Fame

There should be no question as to why she got in on her first year of eligibility. Wickenheiser is one of the most decorated hockey players ever. Her career spanned two decades, multiple leagues, multiple accolades, and multiple firsts. She played in the inaugural womenís Olympic hockey tournament and was first woman to ever play menís professional hockey in Finland, in the third-tier Suomi-Sarja. She won four Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver, seven World Championship golds, and six Worlds silvers.

In 26 Olympic games, she scored an unheralded 51 points (18 goals, 33 assists) in 26 games. The next closest player has 32 points in 21 games. In the 2006 Olympics alone, she had 17 points in five games ó or 3.40 points per game. In 61 World Championships games she has 86 points.

In short: her international numbers are unheard of, legendary.

Currently, Wickenheiser is blazing another trail in hockey ó working with the Toronto Maple Leafs as Assistant Director of Player Development. Outlined in an recent ESPN article, she watches prospect game tape, run the AHL teamís practices a few times, and more, all while going to medical school.

Wickenheiser is the seventh woman to be inducted into the HHOF. Last year, Jayna Hefford was inducted. Danielle Goyette was inducted in 2017 as well as Angela Ruggiero (2015), Geraldine Heaney (2013), Cammi Granato (2010) and Angela James (2010).


So proud of you and your accomplishments, dedication to the sport of hockey and continuing support and promotion of it at all levels of the game. You truly deserve this honor. Well done, Hayley.
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

She deserves it, spam and thank you.
This is great news. She was certainly deserving of the Hall of Fame. WTG!