After guiding Canada’s women’s team to four Olympic gold medals, Haley Wickenheiser is hanging up her skates.
The 38-year-old announced her retirement from hockey on Friday after 23 years on the national women’s team.
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) January 14, 2017
Wickenheiser steps away from the sport as Canada’s all-time leading scorer with 168 goals and 211 assists in 276 games.
She was named the most valuable player of the Olympic women’s hockey tournament in 2002 and 2006.
Wickenheiser played in her 13th women’s world championship last year in Kamloops, B.C. Besides capturing four Olympic gold medals, she also captured seven world titles during her illustrious career.
She was also the first woman to score a goal in men’s professional hockey when she played in Europe.