Canadian women’s star Hayley Wickenheiser was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility.
Wickenheiser headlines the 2019 Hall of Fame class that also includes former NHL players Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau, Czech hockey star Vaclav Nedomansky and builders Jim Rutherford and Jerry York. Hall chairman Lanny McDonald announced the inductees Tuesday.
In 79 international games, Wickenheiser recorded 58 goals and 88 assists for 146 points. She won four Olympic gold medals, seven world championship golds, one Olympic silver and six world championship silvers.
Wickenheiser won three Women’s World Hockey League titles and a Canadian Women’s Hockey League title. She is currently assistant director of player development for the Toronto Maple Leafs.