Free Agency Update: Pens Retain Marcel Goc

In a day full of comings and goings at least one thing stayed the same: The Penguins reached a one year, $1.2 million deal to retain his services.


Goc, 30, survives a day that saw a massive turnover in the bottom six of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Out went Tanner Glass, Deryk Engelland and Joe Vitale and in came Blake Comeau as well as early week
Marcel Goc
trade Nick Spaling.  His ability to bring some size, 6'1" and 197 lbs, and act as a fill in 3rd line center, makes him valuable in a rebuilt bottom six.

The German native continues the Euro infusion (perhaps started?) of Jim Rutherford.  He re-joins the Penguins as Christian Ehrhoff and Thomas Greiss become a part of the team.  Goc, Ehrhoff, and Greiss all played together on the German National Team in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Goc played 12 regular season games with the Penguins after being acquired from the Florida Panthers at the trade deadline.  An ankle injury limited his time in the line up during the regular season, where he assisted on two goals in his time.  During the post season he factored in on one goal in nine games.

Goc, a first round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, is on his fourth team.  He was drafted by the San Jose Sharks then spent time with the Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers before landing in Pittsburgh.


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