The Toronto Maple Leafs have promoted Hayley Wickenheiser, the Canadian hockey icon who went on to complete medical school after her playing career, to the role of assistant general manager as part of a series of front office changes on Tuesday.

The team also elevated Ryan Hardy and Darryl Metcalf to the assistant general manager position, while hiring Curtis Sanford as a goaltending coach.

Wickenheiser's specific role will be serving as Assistant General Manager, Player Development, the Maple Leafs said in a statement. Wickenheiser originally joined the organization as its assistant director of player development in August 2018, and was promoted to senior director of player development in May of 2021.