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Paul Coffey and Danielle Goyette to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Jason La Rose
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April 22, 2015
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Two legends of Canadian hockey will add yet another honour to their growing list of achievements this fall; Paul Coffey and Danielle Goyette have been announced as part of the Class of 2015 to be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Coffey, a native of Weston, Ont., was one of the greatest defencemen of his generation, and represented his country on five occasions, including three Canada Cups (1984, 1987, 1991), one IIHF World Championship (1990) and one World Cup of Hockey (1996).

He helped Canada win the Canada Cup in each of his appearances, making the tournament all-star team in 1984 after putting up 11 points (3-8—11) in eight games, and finished with almost a point-per-game average (24 points in 25 games) in the best-on-best event.

Coffey’s lone appearance at the world championship came in 1990, when Canada finished fourth, and he helped the Canadians reach the final of the inaugural World Cup in 1996 in his final Team Canada experience.

A four-time Stanley Cup champion (1984, 1985, 1987, 1991) and three-time winner of the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top defenceman (1985, 1986, 1995), Coffey is as the second-highest scoring defenceman in NHL history (396-1135—1531), and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.

Goyette, a native of St-Nazaire, Que., was a member of Canada’s National Women’s Team from 1991 to 2007, winning two Olympic gold medals (2002, 2006) and eight gold medals at the IIHF World Women’s Championship (1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007).

In all, she earned 20 gold and four silver medals at major international competitions, including the Olympic Winter Games, IIHF World Women’s Championship, 3 Nations/4 Nations Cups and Pacific Rim championships, and retired as the second-leading scorer in Team Canada history, with 114 goals, 105 assists and 219 points.

Goyette was also Canada’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. It marked the first time that a Canadian hockey player had carried the flag since Hubert Brooks did it at the 1948 Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

A 2013 inductee into the IIHF Hall of Fame, Goyette will become just the fourth women’s hockey player to earn enshrinement in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, alongside former teammates Cassie Campbell-Pascall (2007), Angela James (2009) and Geraldine Heaney (2014).

Joining Coffey and Goyette as part of this year’s induction class are Susan Auch (speed skating), Michael Edgson (para-swimming), Sharon and Shirley Firth (cross-country skiing), Craig Forrest (soccer), Nicolas Gill (judo), Jennifer Heil (freestyle skiing), Lori-Ann Muenzer (cycling). Jocelyne Bourassa (golf) and Marina van de Merwe (field hockey) will be honoured as builders.

The Class of 2015 will officially be inducted during the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Celebrations Dinner on Oct. 21 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.

PAUL COFFEY

Year Team Event GP G A PTS PIM Result
1984 CAN Canada Cup 8 3 8 11 4 1st Place
1987 CAN Canada Cup 9 2 4 6 0 1st Place
1990 CAN World Championship 10 1 6 7 10 4th Place
1991 CAN Canada Cup 8 1 6 7 8 1st Place
1996 CAN World Cup 8 0 7 7 12 2nd Place
  CAN TOTAL 43 7 31 38 34  

DANIELLE GOYETTE

Year Team Event GP G A PTS PIM Result
1992 CAN World Championship 5 3 7 10 2 Gold
1994 CAN World Championship 5 9 3 12 0 Gold
1995 CAN Pacific Rim 5 6 4 10 2 Gold
1996 CAN Pacific Rim 5 4 7 11 4 Gold
1997 CAN World Championship 5 2 1 3 2 Gold
1997 CAN 3 Nations Cup 5 3 4 7 8 Silver
1997-98 CAN Pre-Olympics 17 9 6 15 18 --
1998 CAN Olympics 6 8 1 9 10 Silver
1998 CAN 3 Nations Cup 4 0 2 2 2 Gold
1999 CAN Games vs. FIN 4 3 3 6 6 --
1999 CAN Pre-World Championship 3 4 1 5 0 --
1999 CAN World Championship 5 3 2 5 2 Gold
1999 CAN 3 Nations Cup 5 0 4 4 8 Gold
2000 CAN Games vs. USA 2 1 0 1 0 --
2000 CAN Pre-World Championship 2 4 2 6 0 --
2000 CAN World Championship 5 6 1 7 0 Gold
2000 CAN 4 Nations Cup 3 4 0 4 14 Gold
2001 CAN Pre-World Championship 2 3 2 5 2 --
2001 CAN World Championship 5 4 5 9 0 Gold
2001 CAN 3 Nations Cup 4 3 4 7 6 Gold
2001-02 CAN Pre-Olympics 12 5 4 9 6 --
2002 CAN Olympics 5 3 7 10 0 Gold
2002 CAN 4 Nations Cup 4 1 3 4 0 Gold
2003 CAN 4 Nations Cup 4 0 2 2 2 Silver
2004 CAN Pre-World Championship 2 2 1 3 0 --
2004 CAN World Championship 5 2 5 7 6 Gold
2004 CAN NWT Fall Festival 2 1 0 1 0 --
2004 CAN Pre-4 Nations Cup 1 0 1 1 2 --
2004 CAN 4 Nations Cup 4 1 3 4 2 Gold
2005 CAN Pre-World Championship 1 1 3 4 0 --
2005 CAN World Championship 5 2 2 4 4 Silver
2005-06 CAN Pre-Olympics 12 6 5 11 8 --
2006 CAN Torino Ice 4 0 3 3 2 Gold
2006 CAN Olympics 5 4 2 6 4 Gold
2006 CAN 4 Nations Cup 4 1 0 1 2 Gold
2007 CAN World Championship 5 6 5 11 0 Gold
  CAN TOTAL 172 114 105 219 124  

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

 

Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca

 

Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)
ssharkey@hockeycanada.ca

 

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