Goc with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014.
24 August 1983|
Calw, West Germany
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)|
Schwenninger Wild Wings
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
20th overall, 2001|
San Jose Sharks
Goc's father Josef played hockey in his native Czechoslovakia, 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.
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. On 11 October 2011, Goc scored his first goal with the Panthers against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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. After 43 games with the Penguins on 27 January 2015, Goc was traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Maxim Lapierre.
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. In January 2017, he suffered a torn ACL and had to undergo surgery.
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.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||5||1||1||2||0|
|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|
|2014–15||St. Louis Blues||NHL||31||1||2||3||4||4||0||0||0||0|
- Schwarzwälder Bote "Eishockey-Stars besuchen ihre Schule", July 6,2010
- "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- Hooks Orpik (5 March 2014). "Trade Deadline: Pens acquire Marcel Goc from Florida Panthers". Retrieved 5 March 2014.
- Pittsburgh Penguins (1 July 2014). "Penguins Re-Sign Forward Marcel Goc". Retrieved 1 July 2014.
- "Penguins fall to Flyers 5-3". Pittsburgh Penguins. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 22 October 2014.
- "Penguins send Goc to Blues for Lapierre". The Sports Network. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- "Marcel Goc signs in German League". NBC Sports. 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
- "ADLER Mannheim". www.adler-mannheim.de (in German). Archived from the original on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
- Keating, Steve. "Ice hockey: Silver is miracle enough for Germany". U.S. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
- 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.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database, or TSN.ca
- Marcel Goc Official website
|Awards and achievements|
| San Jose Sharks first round draft pick