|Assets:||Has good speed and two-way instincts. Is a capable player in all game situations and displays plenty of versatility. Is also a good face-off man.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the confidence and consistency to play an effective offensive role at the National Hockey League level. Can run into injury trouble.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile but fragile center.|
|1/27/2015||Acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|1/10/2015||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|12/04/2014||Missed 2 games (foot injury).|
|11/29/2014||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2014||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.|
|4/26/2014||Missed the last 9 regular season and first 4 playoff games (foot injury).|
|3/28/2014||Foot injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/05/2014||Acquired from the Florida Panthers.|
|1/31/2013||Missed 6 games (groin).|
|1/19/2013||Groin, injured reserve.|
|9/21/2012||Signed with Adler Mannheim (Germany).|
|2/28/2012||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|2/23/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/05/2012||Missed 22 games (head injury).|
|11/26/2011||Head injury, injured reserve.|
|11/17/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a three-year contract.|
|5/09/2011||Missed the last 24 games of the regular season and all 12 playoff games (upper body injury).|
|2/19/2011||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|2/15/2011||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|2/10/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/03/2010||Missed 6 games (separated shoulder).|
|10/19/2010||Separated shoulder, injured reserve.|
|2/14/2010||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|2/09/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/02/2010||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|1/27/2010||Re-signed by the Nashville Predators to a one-year contract.|
|1/25/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|8/21/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a one-year contract.|
|6/29/2009||San Jose Sharks did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|4/02/2009||Missed 5 games (left leg injury).|
|3/22/2009||Left leg injury, early April.|
|3/12/2009||Missed 14 games (lower body injury).|
|2/11/2009||Lower body injury, late February.|
|11/08/2008||Missed 5 games (upper body injury).|
|10/28/2008||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|10/14/2008||Missed 2 games (back injury).|
|10/10/2008||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|7/11/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a one-year contract.|
|12/11/2007||Missed 12 games (back spasms).|
|11/15/2007||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|1/26/2007||Missed 3 games (back injury).|
|1/15/2007||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|7/15/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the San Jose Sharks to a two-year contract.|
|6/26/2006||San Jose Sharks extended qualifing offer.|
|9/22/2004||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|4/14/2004||Recalled from Cleveland (AHL).|
|10/03/2003||Assigned to Cleveland (AHL).|
|7/11/2003||Signed by the San Jose Sharks.|
|9/23/2002||Returned to his European Team (Adler Mannheim-Ger).|
|9/10/2001||Returned to Schwenningen Wild Wings (Germany).|
|1/27/2015||St. Louis Blues traded Maxim Lapierre to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Marcel Goc.|
|3/05/2014||Florida Panthers traded Marcel Goc to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 5th round selection in 2014 and a 3rd round selection in 2015.|
|7/01/2011||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers.|
|8/21/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators.|
|6/23/2001||Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 1st round (20th overall) in 2001.|
Marcel Goc re-signs with the Penguins | 07/01/2014 6:03 PM
NewsMarcel Goc inked a one-year, $1.2 million extension with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Elliotte Friedman on Twitter
ImpactThe Pittsburgh Penguins sent third and fifth round picks to Florida to acquire Goc in March. He doesn't do much offensively, but he is a solid defensive center.
Marcel Goc returns to the Penguins lineup | 04/27/2014 8:59 AM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) returned to the Pittsburgh lineup on Saturday.
ImpactGoc had been sidelined for a month before his return as he skated on the fourth line. Goc played 10:37 minutes and had three hits along with a blocked shot and a shot on goal in addition to a minor penalty.
M. Goc should play, will be a game-time call | 04/26/2014 3:35 PM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) said he feels good but his participation in Game 5 will be a coach's decision.
Pittsburgh Penguins on Twitter
ImpactHe has been sidelined since Mar. 27 with an ankle injury. Goc skated on the team's fourth line again during Saturday's game-day skate. He could help the Penguins on the penalty kill and on faceoffs, so look for him to play.
Marcel Goc seems ready to make playoff debut | 04/26/2014 9:38 AM
NewsCenter Marcel Goc (ankle) seems poised to make his series debut on Saturday.
ImpactGoc was inserted into the Pens' fourth line during the Pens' practice on Friday. The Penguins and Blue Jackets meet for Game 5 in their playoff series Saturday. "I feel good," said Goc, who was acquired from Florida at the deadline in exchange for draft picks. "We'll see if coach puts me in or not." Goc skated on a line with left wing Tanner Glass and right wing Craig Adams Friday morning. He said such a grouping should be a disruptive force against the fast and physical Blue Jackets. "If we can chip in a goal, I think that would be a big help for the team," said Goc, who missed the final nine games of the regular season because of a foot injury. "But be physical, be hard to play against and get the other team off their game." Goc had 11 goals and 12 assists in 62 games for Florida before being acquired by the Penguins at the deadline. The German-born center had no goals and two assists in 12 games for the Penguins before suffering his injury.
Marcel Goc will probably return for Game 5 | 04/25/2014 12:56 PM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) feels good enough to play in Game 5.
Penguins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactGoc specified though that it's up to Penguins coach Dan Bylsma to decide if he wants Goc in the lineup. Pittsburgh has been struggling defensively in the first round and getting Goc back would help them in that regard.
Marcel Goc skates again on Sunday | 04/21/2014 9:16 AM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) skated again on Sunday.
ImpactIt was the fourth time in a row for Goc as the Penguins did not have a practice but Goc and players who were healthy scratches in the first two games such as Deryk Engelland, skated. Consider Goc day-to-day but he is doubtful for action on Monday in Game 3.
Marcel Goc skates on his own for third time | 04/20/2014 10:27 AM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) managed to skate on his own Saturday for the third time.
ImpactGoc suffered the injury on March 27. "He hasn't been deemed ready to return to a practice situation yet," coach Dan Bylsma said. Stay tuned.
Marcel Goc (ankle) still unable to practice | 04/19/2014 12:52 PM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) hasn't been able to resume practices yet.
Dave Molinari on Twitter
ImpactCoach Dan Bylsma said Saturday that Goc hasn't received the green light to skate with his teammates. He hasn't played since Mar. 27 because of an ankle injury.
Pens' Marcel Goc iffy for start of playoffs | 03/29/2014 11:05 AM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) may not be able to return to the Penguins for the start of the playoffs.
ImpactGoc suffered a foot injury during a game last Thursday and is definitely out for the remainder of the season. Penguins coach Dan Blysma admitted to feeling fortunate that Goc was only out for three weeks since the injury looked worse to him. With Goc out of the lineup, the Penguins are using forward Jussi Jokinen at center. He has been almost exclusively at left wing this season but has a history of playing center. Jokinen started between wingers James Neal and Beau Bennett against the Blue Jackets Friday night.
Marcel Goc isn't likely to return this season | 03/28/2014 5:21 PM
NewsMarcel Goc is expected to be sidelined for three weeks due to a foot injury.
Penguins.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactIn other words, he won't return before the end of the regular season, but he should return during the first round of the playoffs. He will finish the 2013-14 campaign with 11 goals and 25 points in 74 games this season.
Marcel Goc sustains lower-body injury | 03/28/2014 10:43 AM
NewsMarcel Goc suffered a possible ankle or foot injury during Thursday's game.
ImpactThe Penguins would only call it a lower-body injury and didn't provide any other details on Goc's status. He has two assists in 13 games since being acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 5.
Marcel Goc gets a point in Penguins debut | 03/07/2014 10:59 AM
NewsMarcel Goc had an assist in his Pittsburgh Penguins debut on Thursday.
ImpactGoc played against the San Jose Sharks team that drafted him, although he hasn't been in that franchise since the 2008-09 campaign. Goc was brought in to bolster the Penguins' bottom-six and while he'll do that, he won't be worth owning in standard leagues.
Penguins pick up Marcel Goc | 03/05/2014 1:50 PM
NewsThe Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Marcel Goc from the Florida Panthers in exchange for a third and a fifth-round pick.
Nick Kypreos on Twitter
ImpactGoc is a physical forward that can chip in a bit offensively. On top of that he has a solid 52.8% success rate on the draw. He's a nice bottom-six addition for the Penguins, but his fantasy value is limited at best. He's also scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Marcel Goc pots his 10th goal vs. Leafs | 02/05/2014 7:09 AM
NewsMarcel Goc scored an empty-net goal in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Toronto.
ImpactIt was his 10th marker of the season, marking the third time in his career that he's hit double digits in goals. Goc has 21 points in 56 games this season. He means more to the Panthers than he does in fantasy hockey circles.
Panthers lose but Marcel Goc has solid outing | 12/08/2013 10:46 PM
NewsCenter Marcel Goc posted an unassisted goal in the Florida Panthers' 6-2 defeat in Chicago Sunday night.
ImpactIt was Goc's seventh goal of the season. He also was an impressive +2 on the night. Also scoring a goal for the Panthers was Dylan Olsen, his second of the season.
Goc scores in loss | 11/23/2013 1:44 AM
NewsMarcel Goc scored a goal in Florida's 4-3 shootout loss to Calgary Friday night at Scotiabank Saddledome.
ImpactGoc tied the game 3-3 off Flames turnover. After Mike Cammalleri failed to clear the puck out of Calgary's zone, Sean Bergenheim dished to Scott Gomez, who fed Goc for his sixth of the season and first in seven games at 14:01 to set up overtime and the eventual shootout. Goc also has two assists in 24 games. Defenseman Tom Gilbert and Jimmy Hayes also scored for the Panthers.
Marcel Goc nets his fifth goal of 2013-14 | 11/10/2013 8:37 AM
NewsMarcel Goc scored a goal in Florida's 3-2 defeat against Ottawa on Saturday.
ImpactGoc has five goals in 17 games, which puts him on pace to shatter his career-high of 12 goals in a single season. Even still, Goc has little to no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Marcel Goc piles up rare PIMs on Saturday | 11/04/2013 9:45 AM
NewsMarcel Goc earned the first fighting major of his NHL career in Saturday's loss to Washington.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe went after Capitals forward Michael Latta in the first period after Latta went high on a hit to Tomas Fleischmann. Goc was also assessed a 10-minute misconduct and two minutes for instigating on the play. Don't expect him to help your squad in penalty minutes though, as that isn't typically a part of his game. This is just the third time in his career that he's surpassed 20 minutes in the sin bin.
Marcel Goc tallies his third goal of the year | 10/16/2013 9:48 AM
NewsMarcel Goc potted his third goal in seven games in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.
ImpactHe logged 18:44 of ice time despite being bumped into Florida's bottom-six forward group. Goc played between Shawn Matthias and Jesse Winchester in the contest.
Marcel Goc playing well for the Panthers | 10/06/2013 10:03 AM
NewsMarcel Goc has played well centering Tomas Fleischmann and Kris Versteeg.
ImpactGoc has the defensive responsibilities on the first line but managed to score twice in the opener before being a minus-one in a 7-0 loss to St. Louis Saturday. "I play the way I play and I try to do the same things every night." Goc said. "But now I have to keep up with the offensive stuff but I still have to be responsible defensively. But no question playing with these guys is fun." Goc could get 15-20 goals if he remains as a top six forward so keep an eye on him on the waiver wire.
Marcel Goc scores a pair in win over Stars | 10/03/2013 11:31 PM
NewsMarcel Goc scored two goals for the Panthers in Thursday's 4-2 win over Dallas.
ImpactGoc scored what turned out to be the game-winner late in the third period before he salted it away with an empty-netter late in the contest. Rookie Aleksander Barkov and veteran Scott Gomez both managed to find the back of the net for Florida in the win.
Marcel Goc to center Florida's top line | 10/03/2013 3:24 PM
NewsMarcel Goc is projected to center Florida's top line Thursday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe will play between Kris Versteeg and Tomas Fleischmann in the team's opener against Dallas. Goc has limited offensive upside but he can play in all situations and is versatile center for coach Kevin Dineen.
Marcel Goc (upper body) should play Thursday | 10/01/2013 6:50 AM
NewsMarcel Goc (upper body) was back at practice Monday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe sat out the third period of Saturday's preseason finale, but was a regular participant during Monday's session. Goc should be ready to play when Florida starts their 2013-14 campaign at Dallas on Thursday.
Marcel Goc plays Tuesday and posts 2 points | 04/16/2013 9:49 PM
NewsMarcel Goc ended up playing Tuesday night and he produced two points in Florida's 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders.
ImpactHe didn't participate in the morning skate because he was "sore," but the ailment didn't stop him from contributing a goal and an assist to give him 16 points in 36 games this campaign. Dmitry Kulikov had the Panthers' other marker in the contest and it came on the power play.
Marcel Goc sore, questionable for Tuesday | 04/16/2013 12:33 PM
NewsMarcel Goc didn't skate Tuesday morning and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the New York Islanders.
Brian Compton on Twitter
ImpactGoc is "sore," according to coach Kevin Dineen. His injury shouldn't really affect fantasy lineups, since the Florida center is barely worthy of ownership in even the very deepest of leagues. Goc has five goals and 14 points in 35 games this season.
Marcel Goc gets a goal Sunday | 04/08/2013 9:26 AM
NewsMarcel Goc scored a goal in Florida's 2-1 win Sunday.
ImpactGoc snapped his eight game goalless slump. He has five goals and 13 points in 33 games this season. You would need to be in a particularly deep league to justify owning Goc.
Marcel Goc has a frustrating time | 02/24/2013 6:59 PM
NewsIt was a frustrating Sunday for Marcel Goc as the Boston Bruins beat the Florida Panthers 4-1.
ImpactHe had a -2 rating and fired four shots on goal. The Cats didn't have much go their way against the B's as Tuukka Rask shut things down.
Marcel Goc to play on third line Sunday | 02/02/2013 10:35 AM
NewsMarcel Goc will play on the Panthers' third line Sunday against the Sabres.
Harvey Fialkov Twitter
ImpactWith the return of Stephen Weiss, Goc will skate alongside Jack Skille and Tomas Kopecky. Needless to say,, this will do nothing for Goc's fantasy value.
Marcel Goc notches assist in season debut | 02/01/2013 10:45 AM
NewsMarcel Goc had an assist and a -2 rating in his season debut Thursday.
ImpactGoc played on the top line Thursday night, but could get shuffled around once Stephen Weiss (groin) returns, possibly as early as Sunday. He'll still get enough ice time at even strength and on the power play to score at a 30-point pace, but Goc doesn't do enough to merit fantasy consideration in most leagues.
Marcel Goc will return on Thursday night | 01/31/2013 3:27 PM
NewsMarcel Goc will play in his first game of the 2013 campaign on Thursday night following his recovery from an ankle injury.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe will play on the top line between Tomas Fleischmann and Kris Versteeg in the contest. He will probably get plenty of ice time on the penalty kill and power play as well.
Marcel Goc (ankle) says he's ready to play | 01/31/2013 11:15 AM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) has declared himself fit to play after fully taking part in Wednesday's practice.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe centered the Panthers' top line during the session and appears to be ready to return for Thursday's match-up versus Winnipeg. Goc hasn't played yet this season after sustaining an ankle injury in November while playing in Germany during the lockout. Coach Kevin Dineen wouldn't commit to Goc's return, but he is looking forward to getting him back in the lineup especially with Stephen Weiss out of action.
Marcel Goc won't dress Thursday or Tuesday | 01/25/2013 8:32 AM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) took to the ice on his own Thursday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactHe has already been ruled out for games on Saturday and Tuesday, but he is getting closer to making his return to the lineup.
Marcel Goc is out for at least one more week | 01/21/2013 9:03 AM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) will miss at least one more week.
ImpactGoc sustained the injury while playing in Europe. There's a chance he'll end up on the second line when he's healthy, but we wouldn't be surprised if he starts the season on the third line instead.
Marcel Goc (ankle) could miss first 3 games | 01/14/2013 4:12 PM
NewsFlorida coach Kevin Dineen doesn't expect to have Marcel Goc in the team's first three games of the season because of an ankle injury.
George Richards on Twitter
ImpactIf that projected is true then he won't be available until the Panthers host Ottawa on Jan. 24. He is being listed as day-to-day with a sprained ankle and is currently suspended because he got hurt while playing in Europe.
Marcel Goc reports to camp with ankle injury | 01/14/2013 12:06 PM
NewsMarcel Goc (ankle) showed up for Panthers camp hurt.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
ImpactFlorida GM Dale Tallon would not divulge his status on Sunday, but said more information could come Monday after further evaluation. Goc played at home in Germany with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga during the lockout. He recorded 19 points in 18 games, but he also missed time due to injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.
|1/20/2015||Pit||Phi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Min||last:Jan 13||2|
|Assists||1||6 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 1||1|
|Points||1||8 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 1||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Dec 20||17|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Dec 20||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||60 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 1||0|
|Power Play Points||0||60 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 1||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||60 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 1||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||at CBJ||Dec 13||0|
|Shots||4||3 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Jan 27||6|
|Penalty Minutes||35||2013-14 (Fla/Pit)|
|Plus/Minus||+10||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Nas)|
|Power Play Goals||4||2012-13 (Fla)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Nas)|
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