It was a milestone Tuesday for a trio of Team Canada alumni, who learned
they will be part of the Class of 2019 to be inducted into the Hockey Hall
Hayley Wickenheiser and Guy Carbonneau will go into the player category
this fall, while Jim Rutherford will be enshrined as a builder.
A closer look at the inductees…
The numbers for Hayley Wickenheiser are staggering: 168
goals, 211 assists and 379 points in 276 international games. All those top
the all-time list for Team Canada, and none will be surpassed anytime soon.
To put her career totals in perspective, Marie-Philip Poulin is the leader
in all four categories among players who were active in 2018-19, and she
sits 153 games, 102 goals, 140 assists and 242 points behind the pride of
Wickenheiser has four Olympic gold medals to her name (2002, 2006, 2010,
2014) in addition to seven world championship gold, has MVP and Top Forward
awards (2002 and 2006 at the Olympics, 2007 at women’s worlds), and was a
frequent member of the all-star team at both – nine times in all.
She is the all-time leader in goals (18), assists (33) and points (51) at
the Olympics, and tops the list for assists (49) and points (86) at the
IIHF Women’s World Championship.
And she wore the ‘C’ for Canada’s National Women’s Team for seven seasons,
from 2006 to 2013, leading her country to two world championships and an
Olympic gold medal during that run.
never represented his country as a player during an 18-year career that
included Stanley Cup championships with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and 1993 and
Dallas Stars in 1999, but the Sept-Îles, Que., native has stood behind the
Team Canada bench on two occasions.
He was an assistant with Canada’s National Men’s Team at the 2001 IIHF
World Championship, working under head coach Wayne Fleming, and took the
reins of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2010 IIHF World U18
is best known as a long-time NHL general manager and three-time Stanley Cup
champion with the Carolina Hurricanes (2006) and Pittsburgh Penguins (2016,
2017), but he patrolled the crease for Team Canada twice during his playing
The Beeton, Ont., product appeared in two games at the 1977 IIHF World
Championship as Canada’s National Men’s Team finished fourth in Austria,
and made six appearances at the 1979 worlds in the Soviet Union in another
The trio will officially be enshrined during the induction ceremony on Nov.
18 at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, joined by fellow inductees Vaclav
Nedomansky, Jerry York and Sergei Zubov.