Goyette played for the Sherbrooke Jofa-Titan squad in the League Régionale du Hockey au Féminin in the province of Québec.
In the gold medal game at the 1998 Winter Olympics, Goyette scored the only goal for Canada. It would be the first Canadian goal ever scored in an Olympic women’s ice hockey gold medal game. She ranked first at the 2002 Winter Olympics with 7 assists and tied for first with 10 points. Four years earlier, Goyette had 8 goals in the 1998 Olympics. She finished her international career with 113 goals and 105 assists while appearing in 171 games.
In 2006, she was selected to carry the Canadian flag during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. At the age of 42, she was the oldest current member of Team Canada at the time of her retirement in 2008.
Danielle Goyette has won three Olympic medals, gold in both Turin (2006) and Salt Lake City (2002) and a silver medal in Nagano (1998). She has also had a lot of success with Team Canada at the world championships, capturing seven Gold medals as well as one silver.
At the IIHF World Championships, she is Canada's all-time leading scorer (29 goals and 53 points in eight tournaments).
She scored a goal in the 2003 Esso Women's National Hockey Championship to help Team Alberta win the Abby Hoffman Cup.
In 2007 she was named head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women's hockey program. In the summer of 2010, Goyette participated in the evaluation camp for the 2010–11 Canadian national women's team. She was a coach for Canada Red (the camp was divided into four teams, Red, White, Yellow, Blue). Goyette has been coaching Hayley Wickenheiser since the 2010–11 University of Calgary Dinos women's ice hockey season. The Calgary Dinos won the women's 2011-12 Canadian Interuniversity Sport National Championships in Edmonton, Alberta.
- 2007 - Winnipeg, Canada - Gold
- 2005 - Linköping, Sweden - Silver
- 2004 - Halifax, Canada - Gold
- 2001 - Minneapolis, United States - Gold
- 2000 - Mississauga, Canada - Gold
- 1999 - Espoo, Finland - Gold
- 1997 - Kitchener, Canada - Gold
- 1994 - Lake Placid, United States - Gold
- 1992 - Tampere, Finland - Gold
- Most Valuable Player, 2003 Esso Women's Nationals