2019 hhof inductees

Terrific trio called to the Hall

Hayley Wickenheiser, Guy Carbonneau and Jim Rutherford to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

Jason La Rose
June 25, 2019

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 of Fame.

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 Shaunavon, Sask.

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.

Guy Carbonneau 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 Championship.

Jim Rutherford 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 days.

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 fourth-place performance.

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.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
[email protected]


Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
Office: 403-777-4567
Mobile: 905-906-5327
[email protected]



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