Alex Goligoski

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Alex Goligoski
Alex Goligoski 2011-11-11.JPG
Goligoski with the Stars in 2011.
Born(1985-07-30) July 30, 1985 (age 28)
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team United States
NHL Draft61st overall, 2004
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career2007–present
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Alex Goligoski
Alex Goligoski 2011-11-11.JPG
Goligoski with the Stars in 2011.
Born(1985-07-30) July 30, 1985 (age 28)
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsLeft
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team United States
NHL Draft61st overall, 2004
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career2007–present

Alexander Marcus Flint Goligoski (born July 30, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. He has also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Playing career[edit]

Goligoski scores the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators while with the Penguins in 2011.

Goligoski was drafted by the Penguins in the second round from Grand Rapids High School (ThunderHawks), 61st overall, of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted, Goligoski completed 3 years of collegiate hockey at the University of Minnesota where he was assistant captain with Kellen Briggs. He began his professional career with the Penguins' AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2007. Goligoski was recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 5, 2008 and played his first NHL game against the Boston Bruins on February 13. After being returned to Wilkes-Barre, he again played for Pittsburgh, registering his first point, an assist, on March 1 against the Ottawa Senators.

Due to injuries to Sergei Gonchar and Ryan Whitney, Goligoski began the 2008–09 season on the roster for Pittsburgh. He scored his first NHL goal in his first game that season against Alex Auld of the Ottawa Senators.[1] On November 13, Goligoski scored on his first shootout attempt of his career; the goal won the game for the Penguins.[2] He was a member of the 2008–2009 Stanley Cup winning Penguins team.

On June 15, 2009, Goligoski signed a three-year, $5.5 million extension with the Penguins.[3]

On February 21, 2011, Goligoski was traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for left winger James Neal and defenseman Matt Niskanen.[4] In 2011, Goligoski was asked to play on the United States of America National Team at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. However, he declined because he hadn't had much off-time in the past few seasons.

On January 23, 2012, Goligoski signed a four-year, $18.4 million extension with Dallas.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

  Regular Season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2002–03River City LancersUSHL10011010000
2003–04Sioux Falls StampedeUSHL100226
2004–05University of MinnesotaNCAA325152044
2005–06University of MinnesotaNCAA4111283963
2006–07University of MinnesotaNCAA449303951
2007–08Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL7010283853234242818
2007–08Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL30222
2008–09Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL45614201620110
2008–09Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL262161816
2009–10Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL698293722132792
2010–11Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL609223128
2010–11Dallas StarsNHL235101512
2011–12Dallas StarsNHL719213016
2012–13Dallas StarsNHL473242718
2013–14Dallas StarsNHL81636422861238
NHL totals39946158204142213101310

International[edit]

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2005United StatesWJC4th70112
2012United StatesWC7th81452
Senior International totals81452

Awards and honors[edit]

AwardYear
All-WCHA Rookie Team2004–05
All-WCHA Second Team2005–06
All-WCHA First Team2006–07
AHCA West First-Team All-American2006–07
Stanley Cup Champion2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosen, Dan (2008-10-27). "Goligoski Making the Most of His Opportunity". PittsburghPenguins.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (13 November 2008). "Penguins 5, Flyers 4, SO". PittsburghPenguins.com. Retrieved 14 November 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Pen's names inscribed on cup". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2009-06-30. Archived from the original on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Penguins acquire James Neal and Matt Niskanen from Stars for Alex Goligoski". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2011-02-21. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  5. ^ "Dallas Stars sign Goligoski to four-year contract extension". ESPN. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 

External links[edit]