Last week, Philip Gogulla (2005, 48th overall) spoke to IIHF.com after Germany's win over Slovakia at the World Championship. The short Q&A doesn't reveal anything about his future plans, but it's worth the plug regardless. Gogulla: We must play smart hockey
In watching you play, you seem more of a playmaker than a shooter. Am I right? Gogulla: Yes, I guess I am. I probably should shoot more but the goal that made it 3-1, I saw Michael Hackert on my right side and gave him a nice pass. You have to get the puck to skaters in a position to score, and that's what I like to do.In six games, Gogulla has scored a goal and three assists. This ties him for third on the team in points, which is a job well done considering he's taken the fewest shifts among players who've skated in every game. The 6'2, 198-pound winger has just four shots on goal all tourney (supporting his quote above), but he's proven his worth as Germany's youngest player.