Hayley Wickenheiser delivers inspiring keynote speeches relaying stories from her Olympic games for charity, school, and corporate events. She is available for live in-person events and virtual presentations.
She has seven World Championships, six Olympic appearances with five medals and four gold medals. Hayley has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. She was the first female player in the world to notch a point in a men’s professional game while playing in Finland, and played in or coached at four NHL development camps with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Edmonton Oilers, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, making her the first woman in history to have done so. She also still holds the record for the most assists, points, and goals for the Canadian Women’s National Team.
Hayley Wickenheiser retired in 2017. In 2014 she was Canada’s official flag bearer and she now serves on the IOC Athletes Commission and is the Vice-Chair of the Calgary 2026 Bid Committee.
She has many accolades including being named one of Sports Illustrated Top 25 Toughest Athletes in the World and has been twice named to the Power 50 in Sports. She was among the QMI Agency’s Top 10 Greatest Female Athletes in the History of Sports and is a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.
She made Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and Canada’s Walk of Fame and in 2014 she was awarded Canada’s highest honor when she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her achievements as an athlete and for her contributions to the growth of the women’s game.
Ms. Wickenheiser’s passion for sport is equally matched by her desire to give back to the community through her work with dozens of philanthropic organizations including Lace ‘Em Up, Jumpstart, KidSport, and Right to Play – all organizations dedicated to ensuring kids of all financial and cultural backgrounds can play sports.
She is also the founder of the world-renowned personal and athletic development weekend, The Canadian Tire Wickenheiser World Female Hockey Festival which provides mentoring and growth opportunities for young athletes from around the world.
Hayley holds several honorary degrees from institutions across Canada, a Masters in Kinesiology, and she is a Medical Doctor currently in a Family Medicine residency while maintaining a position as the Senior Director of Player Development for the Toronto Maple Leafs.