Hayley Wickenheiser, born August 12, 1978 is a women's ice hockey player from Canada. She was the first woman to play full time professional hockey in a position other than goalie. Wickenheiser is a member of the Canada women's national ice hockey team. She has represented Canada at the Winter Olympics four times, capturing three gold and one silver medal and twice being named tournament MVP, and one time at the Summer Olympics in softball. She is widely considered the greatest female ice hockey player in the world.