Her parents are Tom, a phys-ed teacher, and Marilyn. She has a brother named Ross and a sister named Jane. Wickenheiser lives in Calgary with her boyfriend, Tomas, and their son, Noah. Doug Wickenheiser, the first overall pick in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, was her cousin. He died of cancer in 1999.
Wickenheiser has been studying for a degree in kinesiology and has expressed a desire to attend medical school after she is finished playing hockey. On July 15, 2011 her hometown of Shaunavon named the new 14 million dollar recreational complex after her, Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre. On June 30, 2011, she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011 by Governor General David Johnston.
Hayley is the author of Gold Medal Diary – Inside the World's Greatest Sports Event, outlining her training with Team Canada and the events leading up to, during, and following the 2010 Olympic Games.
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