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Alex Goligoski
Position Defense
Shoots Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
177 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Dallas Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born July 30 1985 (1985-07-30) (age 31),
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
NHL Draft 61st overall, 2004
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2007 – present

Alexander Marcus Flint Goligoski (born July 30, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

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.[1] On November 13, Goligoski scored on his first shootout attempt of his career; the goal won the game for the Penguins.[2]

On June 15, 2009, it was announced that Goligoski had signed an extension with the Penguins worth 5.5 million over three years.[3]

On February 21, 2011, Goligoski was traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for left winger James Neal and defenseman Matt Niskanen.[4] 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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03River City LancersUSHL10011010000
2003–04Sioux Falls StampedeUSHL100226
2004–05University of MinnesotaNCAA325152044
2005–06University of MinnesotaNCAA4111283963
2006–07University of MinnesotaNCAA449303951
2007–08Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL7010283853234242818
2007–08Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL30222
2008–09Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL45614201620110
2008–09Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL262161816
2009–10Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL698293722132792
2010–11Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL609223128
2010–11Dallas StarsNHL235101512
NHL totals 200 28 77 105 80 15 2 8 10 2


  1. Rosen, Dan. "Goligoski Making the Most of His Opportunity",, 2008-10-27. Retrieved on 2008-10-27. 
  2. Associated Press. “Penguins 5, Flyers 4, SO”,, 13 November 2008. Retrieved on 14 November 2008. 
  3. Pen's names inscribed on cup. Pittsburgh Penguins (2009-06-30). Retrieved on 2010-01-02.
  4. 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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