An inspiration for girls worldwide who aspire to play hockey at a high level and professionally, Hayley is considered a pioneer for women’s hockey in what once was a male dominated sport. She is the only 1st year eligible inductee to be selected into the 2019 Hockey Hall Of Fame class. Hayley’s last world championship game was in 2016, shortly thereafter in January 2017 she officially announced retirement.
Hayley played for team Canada for 23 years compiling 168 goals and 211 assists in 276 games while achieving 4 Olympic gold medals and 7 world championships. During her career Hayley also played men’s professional hockey in Europe. Hayley completed her career as the all-time leading scorer on the women’s Canadian hockey team. This is not Hayley’s first go around with such an honor as her induction into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame was also expedited similarly last month.
Congrats go out to a great hockey player and person for such wonderful accomplishments.