Marcel Goc
Eric Brewer vs Marcel Goc
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team Nashville Predators
Nationality Flag of Germany German
Born August 24 1983 (1983-08-24) (age 33),
Calw, West Germany
NHL Draft 20th overall, 2001
San Jose Sharks
Pro Career 2003 – present

Marcel Goc (born August 24, 1983 in Calw, West Germany) is a German professional ice hockey player who is currently with the Nashville Predators of the NHL

Playing careerEdit

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 2003–2004 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). 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 and the 2006 Winter Olympics. Touted for his defensive prowess and faceoff skills, Goc looks to be a fixture on Team Germany for many years.

Goc has 2 brothers who also play professional hockey. Sascha Goc has played for Team Germany as well, and a younger brother Nikolai, who alongside Sascha plays for the Hannover Scorpions.

On August 20, 2009, Marcel signed a one year $550,000 two-way contract with the Nashville Predators.

Playoff successEdit

Goc will always be remembered in San Jose for his playoff performance debut in the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs. 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.


Marcel Goc in warmups on March 28, 2008

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Cleveland Barons AHL 78 16 21 37 24
2003–04 San Jose Sharks NHL 5 1 1 2 0
2004–05 Cleveland Barons AHL 76 16 34 50 28
2005–06 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 8 14 22 22
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 totals 265 20 34 54 76 26 3 5 8 8

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