May 13, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Marcel Goc (57) skates with the puck against the New York Rangers during the first period in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Marcel Goc To One-Year Deal

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.

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.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Christopher Anderson

    This is an extremely disappointing signing should have let him walk or retire when NO one else would have signed him he didn’t show any signs of being a good fit here no flashes of greatness didn’t seem like he played any leadership role seems like a waste of a million dollars.

  • Skip Carlsbaugh

    Ugh. 1.2 million for a “space filler”. Another good move by ratherford (insert throwup noises here)
    Another signing….another space filled… Still ZERO toughness added, despite some being recently lost, on what was already a patheticly soft roster.