|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
195 lb (89 kg)
|NHL Team||Nashville Predators|
|Born||August 24, 1983,|
Calw, West Germany
|NHL Draft||20th overall, 2001|
San Jose Sharks
|Pro Career||2003 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
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.
On August 20, 2009, Marcel signed a one year $550,000 two-way contract with the Nashville Predators.
Playoff success[edit | edit source]
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.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||—||—||—||—||—||5||1||1||2||0|
|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|