Marcel Goc

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Marcel Goc
Marcel Goc 2 2014-03-22.jpg
Goc with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014.
Born (1983-08-24) August 24, 1983 (age 31)
Calw, West Germany
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks
Nashville Predators
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2001
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2003–present

Marcel Goc (/ˈɡɒ/; born August 24, 1983) is a German professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Goc has two brothers who also play professional hockey. Sascha Goc has played for Team Germany as well and currently plays for the Schwenninger Wild Wings. His younger brother Nikolai plays for Adler Mannheim and for Team Germany as well.

Playing career[edit]

Goc was drafted in the first round, 20th overall by the Sharks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, though he remained in Germany until 2003. He spent all of the 2003–04 season with the Cleveland Barons, the Sharks' then minor league affiliate, but joined the Sharks during the 2004 playoffs. He holds the franchise record in Cleveland for longest assist streak (7 games).

In his first NHL game, Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the St. Louis Blues, Goc assisted on the series-clinching goal by deflecting the puck away from Blues goaltender Chris Osgood and right to Mark Smith. Then, in his second game, Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Colorado Avalanche, he scored the series-clinching goal by deflecting a shot past Avalanche goaltender David Aebischer.

On August 20, 2009, Goc signed a one-year $550,000 two-way contract with the Nashville Predators and after a very successful first half of the 2009–10 season, he was rewarded with a $775,000 one-year contract extension.

Goc signed a three-year contract as a free agent worth $5.1 million with the Florida Panthers on July 1, 2011.[1] On October 11, 2011, Goc scored his first goal with the Panthers against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

On March 5, 2014, Goc was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 3rd and a 5th round pick.[2] As a free agent Goc re-signed with the Penguins to a $1.2 million contract.[3]

In the following 2014–15 season, on October 22, 2014, in a 5–3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, Goc scored his first goal with the Penguins.[4] After 43 games with the Penguins on January 27, 2015, Goc was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Maxim Lapierre.[5]

International play[edit]

He has played for Team Germany in numerous tournaments, including the 2000 (as a sixteen-year-old) and 2001 World Junior Championships, the 2001 U18 Championships, the 2002 World Junior tournament, the 2003 Swiss Cup, the 2005 World Championships, the 2006 Winter Olympics, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Touted for his defensive prowess and faceoff skills, Goc looks to be a fixture on Team Germany for many years.

Goc warming up before a game during his tenure with the Nashville Predators.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Schwenningen Wild Wings DEL 51 0 3 3 4
2000–01 Schwenningen Wild Wings DEL 58 13 28 41 12
2001–02 Schwenningen Wild Wings DEL 45 8 9 17 24
2001–02 Adler Mannheim DEL 8 0 2 2 0
2002–03 Adler Mannheim DEL 36 6 14 20 16 8 1 2 3 0
2003–04 Cleveland Barons AHL 78 16 21 37 24
2003–04 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 1 1 2 0
2004–05 Cleveland Barons AHL 76 16 34 50 28
2005–06 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 8 14 22 22 11 0 3 3 0
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 5 8 13 24 11 2 1 3 4
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 51 5 3 8 12 4 0 0 0 2
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 55 2 9 11 18 6 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 73 12 18 30 14 6 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 51 9 15 24 6
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 57 11 16 27 10 7 2 3 5 0
2012–13 Adler Mannheim DEL 18 4 15 19 8
2012–13 Florida Panthers NHL 42 9 10 19 8
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 62 11 12 23 31
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 0 2 2 4 9 0 1 1 4
2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 43 2 4 6 4
2014–15 St. Louis Blues NHL 31 1 2 3 4 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 636 75 113 188 157 63 5 10 15 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Hooks Orpik (2014-03-05). "Trade Deadline: Pens acquire Marcel Goc from Florida Panthers". Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  3. ^ Pittsburgh Penguins (2014-07-01). "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Marcel Goc". Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Penguins fall to Flyers 5-3". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2014-10-22. 
  5. ^ "Penguins send Goc to Blues for Lapierre". The Sports Network. 2015-01-27. Retrieved 2015-01-27. 

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Preceded by
Jeff Jillson
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
2001
Succeeded by
Mike Morris