Hi I am here to talk to you about a hockey player. Not Sidney Crosby Not Dany Heatly and Not Drew Dougthy I am here to talk to you about Hayley Wickenhiser. Hayley has been playing on Canada's women hockey team for a few years now. One thing that Crosby and Hayley both have in common is that their in my opinion the best on both their Canadian hockey Olympic teams.
At age 15 in when Hayley was chosen for the Canadian Women's National Team. She has since led the squad to six gold and one silver medal at the Women's World Hockey Championships. As an Olympian, she earned a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and three Olympic gold medals in 2002, 2006 and most recently at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Hayley Wickenheiser has proven to be an elite athlete time and time again. Sports Illustrated recently named her number 20 of the Top 25 Toughest Athletes in the World. She is also a two-time finalist for the Women's Sports Foundation Team Athlete of The Year and was recently named among the Globe and Mail's ?Power 50? influencers in sport. In January 2003, Hayley made hockey history when she became the first female hockey player to notch a point in a men's professional game with the Kirkkonummen Salamat of the Finnish second division. Wickenheiser also played in Eskilstuna, Sweden with a men's professional division-one hockey team for the 08-09 season. Along with hockey, Wickenheiser has mastered a number of sports. An elite softball player, she participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics as a member of Team Canada and worked as a Softball Analyst with CBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Putting her pursuit of a BSc at the University of Calgary to good use, Wickenheiser has led numerous projects with the goal of raising the profile of women's hockey around the world. Hayley is constantly working to provide mentoring opportunities for young athletes and is currently planning an international women's hockey festival in Burnaby, BC in late 2010. Hayley Wickenheiser lives in Calgary, Alberta and is a very proud mom to 10-year old son, Noah.
This is why I think Hayley Wickenheiser is the best all round hockey player and all round person out of all the woman hockey players in the world