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Hayley Wickenheiser          

Canadian Former Ice Hockey Player; Resident Physician & Assistant General Manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Seven World Championships; Six Olympic appearances; Five Olympic medals; Four Olympic Gold medals, and now Medical Doctor and NHL leader – Hayley Wickenheiser is a titan of sport both on and off the ice.

A first-ballot Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Wickenheiser’s hockey IQ is highly-respected in both the male and female game. She has played in, or coached at, four NHL development camps the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs – having accepted a permanent full-time role of AGM of Player development for the Leafs in 2018.

Alongside her career in the NHL, Wickenheiser is currently a practicing medical doctor of family and emergency medicine in the Toronto-area – a pursuit she had dreamt of her whole life and began in 2017 following her retirement from her 23 years on the National Women’s Team.

Prior to her retirement from hockey, a career she began at just 15 years old - she was the first in the world to notch a point in a men’s professional game while playing in Finland and held the record for the most assists, points and goals for the Canadian Women’s National team.

Her Olympic netted her five Olympic medals across two sports, as she also competed in softball in Sydney 2000. In 2014 she was Canada’s official flag bearer and she served on the IOC Athletes Commission.

She is a dedicated mom to her adult son, Noah.

Speech Topics

Buck it!

Hayley’s most recent theme encourages the audience to look for opportunities to buck the status quo when doing so means doing the “right” thing vs. following a herd mentality.... right off a cliff.

Health, Wealth and Wondering (in Sport and Life)

A doctor in residence and years of working with the most advanced medical technologies and medical minds in her on-ice career, Hayley offers a unique perspective of the ins and outs of the sports and medicine field and how they entwine, for better and for worse. She also addresses mental health in this session, speaking about her own experiences and that of those she loves.

How to Stay Motivated Despite Being at the Top of What You Do

Complacency kills! Wickenheiser offers advice on how to keep the desire alive.

Being a Female In a Male Dominated World

Wickenheiser explains what it was like to grow up playing with the boys and later playing men’s professional hockey overseas.

Teamwork and Success

What does a successful team need and how did Team Canada succeed on the World Stage?

Change as a Path to Greatness

Wickenheiser shares with her audience the importance of always looking for improvements or opportunities for change within your life.

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It’s Foolish to be Normal!

Success comes from going above and beyond what others normally do.

The Olympic Experience

What is it like to compete in both a summer and Winter Olympics?

Dealing With Criticism and Pressure

Inspiration for the next generation of athletes and sports in Canada to perform even better.

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