Goertzen played 12 seasons of professional hockey including 68 National Hockey League games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Phoenix Coyotes and Carolina Hurricanes. After a successful stint in Europe, where he both played and coached, Goertzen retired from playing, moved back home to Spruce Grove and joined Silent Ice.
The native of Stony Plain, Alberta most recently served as Director of Operations for Silent Ice, where he oversaw many of the organization’s management duties, including the Hockey Super League, the Saints Pro
Hockey Academy as well as on ice roles with the Western Hockey League’s Seattle Thunderbirds (Director of Player Development) and the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Spruce Grove Saints (Skills and Development Coach).
Goertzen graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree in 2014 from the University
of Sheffield while he was playing for the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Sheffield Steelers.