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Alex Goligoski

29-Year-Old Defenseman – Dallas Stars

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The 29-year-old defenseman saw the biggest offensive year of his seven-year career last season, posting six goals and 36 assists. In addition, he had a pair of power-play goals, 28 penalty minutes and 141 shots. This season, he'll play top-pair minutes and will helm a first ...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 181   DOB: 7/30/1985   BORN: Grand Rapids, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #61 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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The Stars agreed to terms with Goligoski on a four-year contract extension worth $18.4 million in January of 2012.

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Goligoski (ear) returned to practice Thursday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' website reports.

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Alex Goligoski NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 22 3 0 2 2 2 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 23 45 6 14 20 5 16 61 9.8 0 0 18:18 4 4 8 4:00 30 49
2009-10 24 69 8 29 37 7 22 98 8.2 0 0 21:25 2 15 17 3:47 50 93
2010-11 25 NHL DAL 23 5 10 15 0 12 61 8.2 0 0 26:04 3 4 7 4:19 24 32
2010-11 25 NHL PIT 60 9 22 31 20 28 101 8.9 4 0 20:46 4 13 17 3:54 51 74
2011-12 26 NHL DAL 71 9 21 30 0 16 140 6.4 1 0 22:46 2 7 9 3:09 49 93
2012-13 27 NHL DAL 47 3 24 27 4 18 80 3.8 0 0 22:23 0 11 11 2:53 56 66
2013-14 28 NHL DAL 81 6 36 42 9 28 141 4.3 0 0 24:19 3 12 15 3:42 94 154
2014-15 29 NHL DAL 6 0 3 3 -2 0 5 0.0 0 0 24:48 0 1 1 2:50 6 20
2014-15 Proj 29 NHL DAL 78 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Alex Goligoski

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24:48

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Alex Goligoski was on the ice for 24:48.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Alex Goligoski was on the ice for 2:50 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 22:23 2:53
2013-14 24:19 3:42
2014-15 24:48 2:50

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Alex Goligoski 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 25:22 6:22
Oct 18 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 6 25:52 2:04
Oct 16 at PIT 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 5 23:36 2:48
Oct 14 at CLS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 25:11 0:59
Oct 11 at NSH 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 6 22:35 0:49
Oct 9 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 26:12 3:58

Alex Goligoski: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Goligoski was absent from Wednesday's practice after sustaining a laceration to his ear during Tuesday's game, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Goligoski tallied two assists in Thursday's victory over Pittsburgh.

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Goligoski collected an assist -- his first point of the season -- in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

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Goligoski scored his first goal of the postseason while logging 32:48 in Wednesday's win over the Ducks.

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Goligoski had an assist and logged 27:25 of ice time in a Game 2 loss to the Ducks.

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Goligoski had an assist, a plus-2 rating, and 27:29 of ice time in a shutout win over the Blues on Friday.

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Goligoski had a goal on his lone shot in Tuesday's win over Columbus.

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Goligoski had an assist and a minus-2 rating in a loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

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Goligoski registered an assist and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's win over the Lightning.

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Goligoski had four assists and a plus-5 rating through 23 minutes in a 7-3 rout of Nashville on Friday.

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Goligoski (undisclosed) was back in the lineup Sunday against the Jets, logging 23:10 of ice time.

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Goligoski suffered a minor injury Friday but is expected to play in Sunday's game against Winnipeg, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Despite being largely perceived as a disappointment, Goligoski narrowly missed finishing last year in the top 10 list of scoring defenders with 27 points in 47 games. Add three more points to his season total and he would have moved up to fourth on that list. Still, he didn't cash in once with the man advantage despite getting regular time on the top power-play unit, continuing a career-long frustration with the man advantage (his career high is a mere seven PPG). He has been a 45 to 50 point defenseman in two of the past three years (projecting last year's total over a full season), so there's definitely some value here.

2012-13

Goligoski quarterbacked one of the historically-worst power plays in NHL history, so it's not hard to see why his point production was pretty pedestrian at last season's end. He tallied just 30 points in 71 games, missing some time early in the year with a broken hand. He figures to benefit greatly from Dallas' infusion of talent -- albeit age -- to the top six forwards over the summer, and looks to be one of the better rebound candidates from the blue line.

2011-12

Goligoski provided everything Dallas was looking for after being acquired for James Neal mid-season, racking up 15 points in 23 games and providing the type of puck movement that was missing from the Dallas tail gunners since Sergei Zubov's departure. His overall numbers (14-32-46 in 83 games, with 11 power-play goals) place him among the better options from the blue line and he averaged a monstrous 26 minutes of ice time during his stint with Dallas. He'll be leaned on heavily again this season.

2010-11

Goligoski opened 2009-10 with a bang and finished with a flurry, but the five months in between left fantasy owners wanting more from the offensive blueliner. The rookie collected 12 points (5, 7) in 14 October contests but never totaled more than seven points in any other month. His early start featured a 26.3 shooting percentage that dropped to 8.7 percent by seasonís end. A pinpoint passer, Goligoski looks to improve on defense, an area that brought down his overall game. The addition of veteran defenders Paul Martin and Zbynek Michalek takes a ton of pressure off of the 25-year-old. At this point in Goligoskiís career, he appears to be a streaky player that can put points up in a hurry or disappear off of the scoring chart for weeks at a time. The potential is there, and a reduction in overall minutes (due to the defensive acquisitions) might actually make it easier for Goligoski to focus on offense and improve upon his fantasy numbers of 37 points in 69 contests.

2009-10

Somewhat surprisingly, the Penguins gave Goligoski a three-year deal worth $5 million in the offseason, even though he hasn't really proven himself at the NHL level. "Go-Go" tallied 20 points (6, 14) in 45 games with Pittsburgh last year. His hands are as smooth as a baby's bottom and he should shed his fear of taking shots with greater experience. His 9.6 shooting percent might fall as his minutes go up, but he acted as a designated power-play specialist in 2008-09. This year Pittsburgh is counting on him as a top-six blueliner. Unfortunately, his defensive skills sometime seem as soft as his hands, but the team has few other options. Goligoski will likely go through some rough patches, but his offensive potential and playing opportunity make him more than a worthwhile fantasy pick.

2008-09

Goligoski will simply be happy with a regular shift on Pittsburgh's blue line. The 23-year-old registered 38 points (10, 28) in 70 AHL regular season games and then led the Baby Pens with 28 points (4, 24) in 24 playoff games. Goligoski is perhaps Pittsburgh's biggest wild card heading into training camp. Does he play his way onto the team or find himself shipped off to Wilkes-Barre? Most likely Goligoski will re-appear as a mid-season callup due to injuries or trades on the blue line.

2007-08

The Minnesota Golden Gophers' MVP last year, Goligoski underwent shoulder surgery during the offseason and will likely begin his professional career sometime in November at the AHL level. He's another skilled offensive defenseman (39 points in 44 games for the Gophers) within the organization who features a right-handed shot. Goligoski, 22, had another year of college eligibility but elected to turn pro. He should be specifically targeted in keeper fantasy leagues.

2006-07

Goligoski will continue his promising collegiate career in 2006. He finished with 39 points (11,28) in 41 games at Minnesota last year.

2005-06

Goligoski will play his sophomore season of collegiate hockey for the University of Minnesota. He appeared in seven games with Team USA at 2005 World Junior Championships, recording one assist, showing signs of his future potential within the organization.