FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2014, file photo, Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser celebrates with the Canadian flag after beating the USA 3-2 in overtime at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Wickenheiser is the Toronto Maple Leafs new assistant director of player development. (AP Photo/Paul Chiasson, The Canadian Press, File)

Canadian women's hockey star joins Maple Leafs' front office

August 23, 2018 - 10:35 am

TORONTO (AP) — One of the top players in women's hockey history is joining the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office.

Longtime Canadian national team star Hayley Wickenheiser is the NHL club's new assistant director of player development. She attended the team's development camp as a guest coach in June.

The 40-year-old Wickenheiser won four Olympic gold medals with Canada. She retired as a player in 2017, finishing as the career leading scorer for the Canadian team.

The Leafs also announced Scott Pellerin has been elevated to senior director of player development, and Stephane Robidas will serve as director of player development.

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