| 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
177 lb (80 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Dallas Stars|
|Born|| July 30 1985,|
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
|NHL Draft|| 61st overall, 2004|
|Pro Career||2007 – present|
Goligoski was drafted by the Penguins in the second round from Grand Rapids High School (ThunderHawks), 61st overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted, Goligoski completed 3 years of collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota where he was Assistant Captains with Kellen Briggs. He began his professional career with the Penguins AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2007. Goligoski was recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 5, 2008 and played his first NHL game against the Boston Bruins on February 13. After being returned to Wilkes-Barre, he again played for Pittsburgh, registering his first point, an assist, on March 1 against the Ottawa Senators. He was a member of the 2008-2009 Stanley Cup winning Penguins team.
Given injuries to Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Whitney, Goligoski began the 2008–09 season on the roster for Pittsburgh. He scored his first NHL goal in his first game that season against Alex Auld of the Ottawa Senators. On November 13, Goligoski scored on his first shootout attempt of his career; the goal won the game for the Penguins.
On June 15, 2009, it was announced that Goligoski had signed an extension with the Penguins worth 5.5 million over three years.
On February 21, 2011, Goligoski was traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for left winger James Neal and defenseman Matt Niskanen. In 2011, Goligoski was asked to play on the United States of America National Team at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. However, he declined because he hasn't had much off-time in the past few seasons.
Career statistics Edit
|2002–03||River City Lancers||USHL||10||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|2003–04||Sioux Falls Stampede||USHL||10||0||2||2||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||University of Minnesota||NCAA||32||5||15||20||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||University of Minnesota||NCAA||41||11||28||39||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Minnesota||NCAA||44||9||30||39||51||—||—||—||—||—|
- ↑ Rosen, Dan. "Goligoski Making the Most of His Opportunity", PittsburghPenguins.com, 2008-10-27. Retrieved on 2008-10-27.
- ↑ Associated Press. “Penguins 5, Flyers 4, SO”, PittsburghPenguins.com, 13 November 2008. Retrieved on 14 November 2008.
- ↑ Pen's names inscribed on cup. Pittsburgh Penguins (2009-06-30). Retrieved on 2010-01-02.
- ↑ Penguins acquire James Neal and Matt Niskanen from Stars for Alex Goligoski. Pittsburgh Penguins (2011-02-21). Retrieved on 2011-02-21.
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