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Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013 16:23

Hayley Wickenheiser: Through the years

A look at the unparalleled career of Canada's women's hockey icon Hayley Wickenheiser

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    Wickenheiser, centre, holds her son, Noah, as she sings the anthem with Vickey Sunohara, left, and Cassie Campbell, right, in celebration after Canada defeated Sweden 4-1 in the gold-medal game of the 2006 Turin Olympics. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

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  • Wickenheiser has won three-straight Olympic gold medals with Team Canada
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    Women’s hockey icon Hayley Wickenheiser led Canada to its third straight Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games. The Canadians defeated Team U.S.A. 2-0 in the final. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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  • One of the first females to be in a sports video game
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    The 35-year-old Wickenheiser, one of the first females to be featured in a sports video game, speaks prior to the release of EA Sports' NHL 13 game in Toronto in August. (Michelle Siu/Canadian Press)

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  • Wickenheiser graduating from the University of Calgary
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    Wickenheiser shakes hands with Jim Dinning, Chancellor of the University of Calgary during a convocation ceremony in Calgary in June. Wickenheiser received her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Distinction 17 years after she started it. (Riley Brandt/Canadian Press)

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  • Canada loses to the Americans at the 2013 World Championship
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    Team Canada's Rebecca Johnston (from left to right), Lauriane Rougeau, Wickenheiser and Charline Labonte(right) show their disappointment after losing to the Americans at the 2013 women’s world championship in Ottawa. For her career, Wickenheiser has won seven world titles while also earning five silver medals. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)

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  • Wickenheiser shows her 2010 Olympic gold medal to a young fan
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    Wickenheiser, left, shows off her medal to fan Brody Selwood, seven, from Medicine Hat, Alta., after she and other women's hockey gold medalists arrived back in Calgary from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. (Larry MacDougal/Canadian Press)

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  • Canada's all-time leading scorer in Olympic hockey
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    Wickenheiser, right, is Canada’s all-time leading scorer in Olympic hockey with 16 goals and 45 points in 21 games. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

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  • Wickenheiser plays professional men's hockey in Sweden in 2007
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    Wickenheiser made her debut for Swedish men's third division hockey team Arboga against Falu IF, in Arboga, Sweden in 2007. She scored two of Arboga's five goals in the first practice, and also captained Canada's national team to world title that year. While Wickenheiser was not offered a contract by Arboga, she signed a one-year deal with Eskilstuna Linden of the Swedish men's third division in 2008. (Conny Sillen/Associated Press)

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  • Hoisting the Four Nations Cup in 2006
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    Wickenheiser hoists the Four Nations Cup after Canada defeated the United States in the gold-medal game in 2006. It was one of 10 titles she would win with Canada. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

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  • Team Canada wins it's first Olympic gold medal in 2002 at Salt Lake
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    Wickenheiser, left, won her first Olympic gold medal at the 2002 Salt Lake Games, along with teammate Geraldine Heaney. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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  • Wickenheiser and teammates at the Nagano Olympics in 1998
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    Stacey Wilson (left to right), Manon Rheaume and Wickenheiser ham it up as they pose for a picture on their arrival at the Olympic Athlete Village in Nagano, Japan. The smiles would be short lived as the Canadians were upset by the Americans in the 1998 Olympic gold-medal final. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

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  • Wickenheiser also played softball for Canada at the 2000 Sydney Olympics
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    Wickenheiser, right, also competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics with the Canadian women’s softball team, along with teammate Sandy Newsham, second from right. (Russell McPhedran/Canadian Press)

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  • Wickenheiser has won three-straight Olympic gold medals with Team Canada
  • One of the first females to be in a sports video game
  • Wickenheiser graduating from the University of Calgary
  • Canada loses to the Americans at the 2013 World Championship
  • Wickenheiser shows her 2010 Olympic gold medal to a young fan
  • Canada's all-time leading scorer in Olympic hockey
  • Wickenheiser plays professional men's hockey in Sweden in 2007
  • Hoisting the Four Nations Cup in 2006
  • Team Canada wins it's first Olympic gold medal in 2002 at Salt Lake
  • Wickenheiser and teammates at the Nagano Olympics in 1998
  • Wickenheiser also played softball for Canada at the 2000 Sydney Olympics

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