Panthers Sign C Marcel Goc

Friday, 07.1.2011 / 1:58 PM ET / Transactions
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Panthers Sign C Marcel Goc
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SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with C Marcel Goc (GAWCH) on a three-year contract.
Goc joins D Brian Campbell, F Tomas Kopecky, G Jose Theodore, D Ed Jovanovski and F Scottie Upshall as new Panthers signings over the last week.
“We are very pleased to have signed Marcel,” said Tallon. “He is a solid, versatile two-way forward that will contribute on both ends of the ice and add depth to our center position.”
Goc, 27, has played in 389 career National Hockey League games for Nashville (2009-11) and San Jose (2003-09) registering 108 points (41-67-108) and 96 PIM.  The 6-foot-1, 205-pound center owns a 52.2-percent face-off winning percentage for his career. Goc has appeared in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in six of his seven years in the NHL, playing in 43 postseason games, scoring three goals with six assists. 
On the international level, Goc has represented his native Germany at the Winter Olympics twice (2006 & 2010) and World Cup (2004). In addition, he has served as Captain of the German national team and represented his native country at the World Championship on several occasions (2003, 2005, 2008 & 2010).
Goc, who is the highest ever German selected in the NHL Draft, was selected by San Jose with their first choice (20th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks and NHL Draft name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.