Danielle Goyette

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Danielle Goyette
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2017
Born (1966-01-30) January 30, 1966 (age 53)
Saint-Nazaire, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 148 lb (67 kg; 10 st 8 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
National team  Canada
Playing career 1991–2007

Danielle Goyette (born January 30, 1966) is a Canadian former ice hockey player who played on the Canadian national team. In 2013, she was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame.[1] In 2017, she was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.[2] Goyette was made a member of the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2018.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Born in St-Nazaire, Quebec, Goyette played for the Sherbrooke Jofa-Titan squad in the League Régionale du Hockey au Féminin under head coach David Downer, in the province of Québec.[4]

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Women's ice hockey
Olympic games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Salt Lake City Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2006 Turin Tournament
Silver medal – second place 1998 Nagano Tournament
IIHF World Women's Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992 Finland Tournament
Gold medal – first place 1994 United States Tournament
Gold medal – first place 1997 Canada Tournament
Gold medal – first place 1999 Finland Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2000 Canada Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2001 United States Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2004 Canada Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2007 Canada Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2005 Sweden Tournament

Hockey Canada[edit]

In the gold medal game at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Goyette scored the only goal for Canada.[5] It would be the first Canadian goal ever scored in an Olympic women’s ice hockey gold medal game. She ranked first at the 2002 Winter Olympics with 7 assists and tied for first with 10 points. Four years earlier, Goyette had 8 goals in the 1998 Olympics. She finished her international career with 113 goals and 105 assists while appearing in 171 games.

In 2006, she was selected to carry the Canadian flag during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.[6] At the age of 42, she was the oldest current member of Team Canada at the time of her retirement in 2008.[7]

Danielle Goyette has won three Olympic medals, gold in both Turin (2006) and Salt Lake City (2002) and a silver medal in Nagano (1998). She has also had a lot of success with Team Canada at the world championships, capturing seven Gold medals as well as one silver.[8]

At the IIHF World Championships, she is Canada's all-time leading scorer (29 goals and 53 points in eight tournaments).[9]


She scored a goal in the 2003 Esso Women's National Hockey Championship to help Team Alberta win the Abby Hoffman Cup.[10]


In 2007, she was named head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey program.[11] In the summer of 2010, Goyette participated in the evaluation camp for the 2010–11 Canadian national women's team.[12] She was a coach for Canada Red (the camp was divided into four teams, Red, White, Yellow, Blue). Goyette has been coaching Hayley Wickenheiser since the 2010–11 University of Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey season. The Calgary Dinos won the women's 2011-12 Canadian Interuniversity Sport National Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.

World championships[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player, 2003 Esso Women's Nationals[13]


  1. ^ iihf.com: Monster class of 2013
  2. ^ https://www.tsn.ca/selanne-kariya-head-hockey-hall-of-fame-s-class-of-2017-1.789412
  3. ^ "Mike Babcock, Danielle Goyette, Ryan Smyth Hockey Canada's 2018 Order of Hockey in Canada Distinguished Honourees". Hockey Canada. 2018-01-23. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  4. ^ On the Edge: Women Making Hockey History, p.132, by Elizabeth Etue and Megan K. Williams, Second Story Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1996, ISBN 0-929005-79-1
  5. ^ IIHF Top 100 Hockey Stories of All Time, p.52, Szymon Szenberg and Andrew Podnieks, 2008, Fenn Publishing Company Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55168-358-4
  6. ^ "Danielle Goyette". University of Calgary. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  7. ^ "Women's hockey star Danielle Goyette retires". CBC Sports. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  8. ^ "Danielle GoyetteC". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  9. ^ http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=542878
  10. ^ "Esso Canadian National Championships 2003". Ontario Women's Hockey Association. March 16, 2003. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  11. ^ "Hockey star Goyette new Dinos coach". University of Calgary. Retrieved 11 May 2007.
  12. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/146470/la_id/1.htm
  13. ^ "Team Alberta captures seventh national title". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 25 November 2010.