Goc, the highest German-born player ever selected in the NHL Entry Draft (20th overall in 2001), will make his second Olympic appearance for Germany having competed in 2006.
In 2002, he tied for the German team lead in goals (4), and ranked second in points (6) at the World Junior Championships (Group B). His effort helped his country earn a berth in the following year’s top division at the World Junior Championships.
He has represented Germany in four World Championships (2001, 2003, 2005, 2008) and one World Cup of Hockey (2004).
He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.
— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday