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).
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3