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) 24 August 1983 (age 34)
Calw, West Germany
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Adler Mannheim
Schwenninger Wild Wings
San Jose Sharks
Nashville Predators
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
St. Louis Blues
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2001
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2003–present

Marcel Goc (/ˈɡɒ/; born 24 August 1983) is a German professional ice hockey player who is currently playing with the Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Goc's father Josef played hockey in his native Czechoslovakia,[1] he has two brothers who also play professional hockey. His older brother Sascha has played for Team Germany as well and currently plays for the Schwenninger Wild Wings. His younger brother Nikolai also previously played for Adler Mannheim and Team Germany.

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 20 August 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 1 July 2011.[2] On 11 October 2011, Goc scored his first goal with the Panthers against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

On 5 March 2014, Goc was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 3rd and a 5th round pick.[3] As a free agent Goc re-signed with the Penguins to a $1.2 million contract.[4]

In the following 2014–15 season, on 22 October 2014, in a 5–3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, Goc scored his first goal with the Penguins.[5] After 43 games with the Penguins on 27 January 2015, Goc was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Maxim Lapierre.[6]

On September 1, 2015, as a free agent, Goc signalled the end of his NHL career in returning to Germany to sign a five-year contract with reigning Champions, Adler Mannheim of the DEL.[7] In January 2017, he suffered a torn ACL and had to undergo surgery.[8]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing  Germany
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2018 Pyeongchang

Goc 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, eight World Championships, the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 2010 Winter Olympics. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, in a huge upset, he led Germany to a silver medal, serving as the team captain during the tournament.[9]

Touted for his defensive prowess and faceoff skills, Goc was a fixture on Team Germany for 18 years. In April 2018, he announced the end of his international career after 112 caps, 17 goals and 18 assists for Germany.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

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

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
2015–16 Adler Mannheim DEL 3 0 0 0 2 3 1 2 3 6
2016–17 Adler Mannheim DEL 38 9 19 28 12
2017–18 Adler Mannheim DEL 42 4 12 16 6 10 1 2 3 0
NHL totals 636 75 113 188 157 63 5 10 15 14

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Germany WJC18 7th 6 2 1 3 10
2000 Germany WJC-D1 12th 5 1 1 2 2
2001 Germany WJC18 5th 6 2 4 6 0
2001 Germany WJC-D1 12th 5 0 1 1 2
2001 Germany OGQ Q 3 0 0 0 0
2001 Germany WC 8th 7 0 0 0 2
2002 Germany WJC-D1 11th 5 4 2 6 2
2003 Germany WJC 9th 6 1 2 3 2
2003 Germany WC 6th 7 1 2 3 0
2004 Germany WCH 8th 3 0 1 1 2
2005 Germany WC 15th 6 2 0 2 0
2006 Germany OG 10th 5 1 0 1 0
2008 Germany WC 10th 3 0 0 0 0
2010 Germany OG 11th 4 2 1 3 0
2010 Germany WC 4th 9 2 0 2 4
2012 Germany WC 12th 7 0 0 0 2
2013 Germany WC 9th 7 0 4 4 4
2016 Germany WC 7th 8 1 1 2 2
2016 Germany OGQ Q 3 1 1 2 2
2018 Germany OG 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 33 10 11 21 18
Senior totals 79 10 11 21 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwarzwälder Bote "Eishockey-Stars besuchen ihre Schule", July 6,2010
  2. ^ "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Hooks Orpik (5 March 2014). "Trade Deadline: Pens acquire Marcel Goc from Florida Panthers". Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Pittsburgh Penguins (1 July 2014). "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Marcel Goc". Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Penguins fall to Flyers 5-3". Pittsburgh Penguins. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Penguins send Goc to Blues for Lapierre". The Sports Network. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Marcel Goc signs in German League". NBC Sports. 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2015-09-01. 
  8. ^ "ADLER Mannheim". www.adler-mannheim.de (in German). Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Keating, Steve. "Ice hockey: Silver is miracle enough for Germany". U.S. Retrieved 2018-04-12. 
  10. ^ e.V., Deutscher Eishockey-Bund. "Marcel Goc schließt das Nationalmannschafts-Kapitel | Deutscher Eishockey-Bund e.V." www.deb-online.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-12. 

External links[edit]

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