The Maple Leafs have hired Danielle Goyette as the director of player development.
Goyette joins the Maple Leafs after serving as head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hockey program since 2007, capturing the CIS Championship in 2012. Goyette has also served as an assistant coach of Canada’s national women’s hockey team on three occasions, winning a goal medal at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and the 2012 Women’s World Championships in Burlington, Vermont, while adding a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships in Ottawa. The St-Nazaire, Quebec native is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and IIHF Hall of Fame after a 16-year career representing Canada.
She is a two-time Olympic champion (2002, 2006) and captured a silver medal in 1998, and served as Canada’s flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Olympics in Turin. Goyette won eight World Championships for Canada and scored the gold medal-winning goal in 1992, 1994 and 1998. She was named to the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2018.