Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alex Goligoski
Alex Goligoski was born July 30, 1985 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The second round, 61st overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2004 NHL Draft, Goligoski is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.

An offensive defenseman, Goligoski spent three seasons at the University of Minnesota where he twice recorded a 39-point season and was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year in 2006-07. He made his professional hockey debut with the Penguin's AHL affiliate in Wilkes Barre/Scranton in 2007-08 after he returned from a shoulder injury. That season, he recorded 38 points and was a key contributor in the club's run to the Calder Cup Finals, leading the team in scoring with 28 points in just 23 games. Earlier that season he also managed appear in three NHL games, making his debut in the league with the team that drafted him in 2004.

In 2009, in a 7-game epic Stanley Cup Final, the Penguins would dethrone the Red Wings and earn the franchise's third Stanley Cup title.

On February 21, 2011, Goligoski's time in Pittsburgh would come to an end. He was traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for James Neil and Matt Niskanen.

In his first full season in Dallas, Goligoski would match his career-high with nine goals. He would also add 21 assists and at year's end, he would represent the United States at the World Championship.

Goligoski would set a new career-high in points during the 2013-14 season. In 81 games for the Stars he tallied 42 points. He followed that up with seasons of 36 and 37 points respectively in 2015 and 2016.

Scheduled to become a free agent on July 1st, the Stars traded Goligoski to the Arizona Coyotes on June 16, 2016. He and the Coyotes would come to terms on a five-year deal on June 21,2016 and Goligoski would join the club the following season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Grand Rapids Thunderhawks High-MN 28 14 20 34 22
2003-04 Grand Rapids Thunderhawks High-MN 26 25 31 56 16
2003-04 Sioux Falls Stampede USHL 10 0 2 2 6 -5
2004-05 University of Minnesota WCHA 33 5 15 20 44
2004-05 United States WJC-A 7 0 1 1 2 -2
2005-06 University of Minnesota WCHA 41 11 28 39 63
2006-07 University of Minnesota WCHA 44 9 30 39 51
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 2 2 2 +2
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 70 10 28 38 53 +15 23 4 24 28 18
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 45 6 14 20 16 +5 2 0 1 1 0
2008-09 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 26 2 16 18 16 -1 9 1 5 6 10
2009-10 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 8 29 37 22 +7 13 2 7 9 2
2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 60 9 22 31 28 +20
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 23 5 10 15 12 0
2011-12 Dallas Stars NHL 71 9 21 30 16 0
2011-12 United States WC-A 8 1 4 5 2 +7
2012-13 Dallas Stars NHL 47 3 24 27 18 +4
2013-14 Dallas Stars NHL 81 6 36 42 28 +9 6 1 3 4 8
2014-15 Dallas Stars NHL 81 4 32 36 24 0
2015-16 Dallas Stars NHL 82 5 32 37 34 +21 13 4 3 7 6
2016-17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 82 6 30 36 28 -9
NHL Totals 644 61 252 313 228 34 7 14 21 16


WCHA All-Rookie Team (2005) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2006) WCHA First All-Star Team (2007) NCAA West First All-American Team (2007) AHL All-Rookie Team (2008) Traded to Dallas by Pittsburgh for James Neal and Matt Niskanen, February 21, 2011. Traded to Arizona by Dallas for Arizona's 5th round pick (Colton Point) in 2016 NHL Draft, June 16, 2016.
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