Former Olympic defenseman Tessa Bonhomme announced her retirement from the Canadian Women’s National Team on Wednesday, according to Hockey Canada.
Bonhomme is a two-time world champion and helped Team Canada to an Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Her 51 points in 107 games are the fifth-highest total in Canadian defensemen scoring history.
Said Melody Davidson, Hockey Canada’s general manager for national women’s team programs, on Bonhomme: “I cannot say enough about her gift of balancing fun with intensity, and how she always put the needs of the team first. I thank her for everything she has done for the women’s game to date, and I am sure well into the future.”