|Assets:||Possesses plenty of offensive acumen. Has excellent mobility, sound puck-moving skills and the ability to jump up into the play. Will also distribute hits, when necessary. Can log lots of minutes.|
|Flaws:||Can at times cough up the puck under pressure. Is an undersized defender that can struggle when up against physical forwards, especially in front of his own net. Could use more bulk.|
|Career Potential:||Mobile offensive defenseman.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2008-09 (Pittsburgh)|
|1/23/2012||Signed by the Dallas Stars to a four-year contract extension.|
|12/08/2011||Missed 11 games (broken thumb).|
|11/11/2011||Broken thumb, injured reserve.|
|2/21/2011||Acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|1/31/2010||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|12/10/2009||Misseed 4 games (undisclosed).|
|11/28/2009||Missed 6 games (left leg injury).|
|11/16/2009||Lower body injury, early December.|
|6/18/2009||Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a three-year contract.|
|5/09/2009||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|3/07/2009||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|3/05/2009||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|2/07/2009||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|1/31/2009||Missed 3 games (illness).|
|6/03/2008||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|6/01/2008||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|3/04/2008||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|2/29/2008||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|2/15/2008||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|2/05/2008||Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|9/22/2007||Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).|
|7/11/2007||Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|2/21/2011||Pittsburgh Penguins traded Alex Goligoski to the Dallas Stars for James Neal and Matt Niskanen.|
|6/26/2004||Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2nd round (61st overall) in 2004.|
Alex Goligoski playing through fractured foot | 04/25/2013 2:29 PM
NewsAlex Goligoski has been playing through a spider fracture in one of the bones of his foot.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"He'll be OK tonight," coach Glen Gulutzan said Thursday morning. "He's got the same thing that Ray Whitney had early in the year. He's kind of got a little of a spider fracture in his foot there that he's been playing with for the last three or four games. It's just a pain management thing for him, but he'll play tonight." Goligoski didn't participate in Thursday's morning skate, but he's projected to play against Columbus. He has picked up three points in his last two games to give a total of 27 in 45 matches.
Alex Goligoski picks up 2 points in OT loss | 04/21/2013 11:53 PM
NewsAlex Goligoski registered a goal and an assist for the Stars in a 4-3 overtime loss to Los Angeles Sunday.
ImpactWith 26 points in 44 contests Goligoski is finally delivering the type of production the Stars hoped for when they made him the central piece of a package that saw them send James Neal and Matt Niskanen to the Penguins. Loui Eriksson and Antoine Roussel were the other goal scorers for Dallas in the losing effort.
Alex Goligoski has three points in four games | 04/10/2013 10:04 AM
NewsAlex Goligoski scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Los Angeles.
Fort-Worth Star Telegram
ImpactGoligoski has three points in his last four games. He's been doing well this season from an offensive perspective, with 22 points in 38 contests. He also leads the team with a plus-five rating.
Alex Goligoski has a good night (on paper) | 04/04/2013 1:34 AM
NewsOften-criticized Dallas Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski fared pretty well statistically in his team's 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.
ImpactGoligoski had an assist, a +1 rating, four SOG and two PIM in 24:11 minutes of ice time. That's about as good as it got for the Stars tonight. He's been a whipping boy because of his struggles and James Neal's strong work in Pittsburgh, but perhaps Goligoski can revamp his career in the future.
Alex Goligoski gets two points in loss Monday | 03/25/2013 11:21 PM
NewsAlex Goligoski potted a goal and also registered an assist in the Stars' 7-4 loss to the Wild Monday night.
ImpactGoligoski posted nine goals and 30 points in 71 games last season but tonight was actually his first goal of the season in this shortened campaign. He does however have a very respectable 17 assists in 31 games. However, we don't think he'll do much more than maintain that pace for the remainder of 2013.
Alex Goligoski records an assist Thursday | 03/01/2013 11:13 AM
NewsAlex Goligoski registered an assist on Thursday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactThat gives Goligoski 10 points in 20 games. That's about as good as can be expected out of Goligoski and we don't think he'll do much more than maintain that pace for the remainder of 2013.
Alex Goligoski thinks night off helped him | 02/10/2013 11:31 AM
NewsStars defenseman Alex Goligoski thinks he was helped by being a healthy scratch earlier this week.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactThe blue liner feels watching a game from up in the press box provided a better view of the action and made him realize some of the errors he had been making on the ice. The blue liner, for whom the Stars traded James Neal two seasons ago, also understands he needs to play better than he has of late. "There's another level to my game that I haven't gotten to yet," Goligoski said. "I've got to keep working out there to find it." Look for a short-term bump in production after the recent wake-up call.
Goligoski makes positive strides in return | 02/09/2013 3:09 PM
NewsAlex Goligoski responded in his return to the Stars' lineup Friday after being a healthy scratch for the first time in three years.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe contributed two assists and logged 21:31 of ice time to help Dallas post a 3-1 victory against Anaheim. "He was better," coach Glen Gulutzan said. "There were some encouraging signs for him." The Stars bench boss wants Goligoski to shoot more and he was credited with just two shots versus the Ducks. He has recorded no goals on 22 shots this campaign, but has collected five assists in 11 outings.
Alex Goligoski back in the lineup Friday | 02/08/2013 2:14 PM
NewsAlex Goligoski will return to the Dallas Stars' lineup Friday against the Anaheim Ducks.
Eric Stephens on Twitter
ImpactGoligoski was a healthy scratch Wednesday and coach Glen Gulutzan said he needed to "get back to [his] level." Goligoski has three assists through 10 games, but the Stars expect more due in part to his $4.6 million cap hit. We'll have to see if the night off did Goligoski any good.
Stars will scratch Alex Goligoski Wednesday | 02/06/2013 4:13 PM
NewsAlex Goligoski will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night in Edmonton.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"Alex needs to get back to Alex's level. It's pretty cut and dried," coach Glen Gulutzan said. Goligoski has three assists and a plus-2 rating in 10 games, but the Stars expect more from him. He owns the second highest cap hit on the team this season, at $4.6 million, and agreed that he might be putting too much pressure on himself. "I think it's probably a little of that," he said. "I just have to relax and simplify my game, and just make the smart play."
Alex Goligoski leads Stars in playing time | 02/02/2013 2:31 PM
NewsAlex Goligoski is leading the Dallas Stars with an average of 22:56 minutes of playing time per contest.
ImpactGoligoski has three points in eight games this season. He's a guy that's more valuable to his team than he is in fantasy leagues, but he still has plenty of short-term potential. Once Jamie Benn starts scoring goals again after missing training camp and the start of the season as a restricted free agent, the Stars' overall scoring should pick up. That should in turn help Goligoski's offensive output.
|2/06/2013||Dal||Edm||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||3 times-last:at LA||last:Apr 21||1|
|Assists||2||4 times-last:vs. LA||last:Mar 31||2|
|Points||2||5 times-last:at LA||last:Apr 21||2|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Nas||Mar 12||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||at SJ||Apr 7||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||47 times-last:vs. Det||last:Apr 27||1|
|Power Play Points||2||at LA||Mar 7||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||47 times-last:vs. Det||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Chi||Jan 24||1|
|Shots||6||vs. Min||Mar 29||6|
|Penalty Minutes||40||2010-11 (Pit/Dal)|
|Power Play Goals||7||2010-11 (Pit/Dal)|
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