The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Marcel Goc to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
The deal has an average annual value of $1.2 million.
Goc, 30, joined the Penguins in a trade from the Florida Panthers at the trade deadline in March. He played in 12 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, winning 57.3 percent of his draws with the team and collecting two assists.
Goc appeared in nine postseason games with Pittsburgh, leading the team with a 58.5-percent faceoff success rate. He missed the final nine regular-season games and the first four playoff games with a lower-body injury.
The 6-foot-1, 197-pound Goc played in 74 regular-season games in 2013-14 combined with the Penguins and Panthers, tallying 11 goals, 14 assists and 25 points. His 11 goals were the second-highest single-season total of his career. At the time of his acquisition by Pittsburgh, Goc ranked first among Florida forwards with 103 hits and 41 blocked shots.
Goc, who hails from Calw, Germany, has skated in 562 career NHL regular-season contests with San Jose, Nashville, Florida and Pittsburgh, totaling 72 goals, 107 assists and 179 points. He has also played in 59 postseason contests, registering 15 points (5G-10A).
Goc was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the first round (20th overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft. He has represented his native Germany at the 2006 and ’10 Olympics, seven World Championships, four World Junior Championships and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
In 2010, Goc captained the Germans to a fourth place finish at the World Championship, the country’s best finish at that tournament in 72 years.
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