Goc warming up before a game during his tenure with the Nashville Predators.
August 24, 1983 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||20th overall, 2001
San Jose Sharks
Marcel Goc (//; born August 24, 1983) is a German professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins 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 Hannover Scorpions. His younger brother Nikolai plays for Adler Mannheim and for Team Germany as well.
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. On October 11, 2011, Goc scored his first goal with the Panthers against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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.
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|
- "NHL Free Agent Tracker". The Sports Network. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- Hooks Orpik (2014-03-05). "Trade Deadline: Pens acquire Marcel Goc from Florida Panthers". Retrieved 2014-03-05.
- Marcel Goc Official website
- Marcel Goc's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Marcel Goc's player profile at NHL.com
- Marcel Goc's player profile at TSN.ca
|San Jose Sharks first round draft pick