The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly re-signed forward Marcel Goc to a one-year, $1.2 million deal, according to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The Penguins are bringing back Marcel Goc for $1.2 million next season.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) July 1, 2014
Goc, 30, was acquired from the Florida Panthers at the trade deadline in March, and he recorded two assists in 12 regular-season games for Pittsburgh. He registered one assist in nine playoff contests.
A big part of Goc’s game is his face-off skills. During the regular-season, Goc won 55.1-percent of his face-offs, and in the postseason he won 61-percent of them. Those type of numbers for a fourth-line center are unprecedented.
And although Goc didn’t produce nearly enough offense as he did with Florida last season, there’s the hope that with a full season, Goc will be able to manufacture more points.
For the amount Pittsburgh got him for, and with their cap space dwindling by the signing, Goc’s return seems reasonable.