TORONTO – Longtime Canadian women’s team star Hayley Wickenheiser is one of six new members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
— Hockey Hall of Fame (@HockeyHallFame) June 25, 2019
Wickenheiser joins fellow Canadian Guy Carbonneau in the player category, along with Russians Vaclav Nedomansky and Sergei Zubov.
Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford, a native of Beeton, Ont., and Boston College head coach Jerry York were selected in the builder category.
Wickenheiser retired as the country’s all-time leading scorer after 23 years on the national team. She now works as the assistant director of player development for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Hayley Wickenheiser elected to @HockeyHallFame Class of 2019.
She won 4 Olympic Gold Medals and 7 World Championship Gold Medals. pic.twitter.com/c8RU665wj2
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) June 25, 2019
The 40-year-old native of Shaunavon, Sask., was one of the top players on four Olympic champion Canadian women’s teams.
Carbonneau, a native of Sept-Iles, Que., was the last captain of a Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup, doing so with the Montreal Canadiens in 1993.