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Alex Goligoski

32-Year-Old Defenseman – Arizona Coyotes

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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The veteran transitioned well to Arizona in his first season and posted his fourth consecutive 35-point campaign, which included 28 points at even strength. Goligoski's peripheral contributions were also solid, as he's topped 100 shots, hits and blocked shots for the third s...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 185   DOB: 7/30/1985   BORN: Grand Rapids, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #61 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year contract with the Coyotes in June of 2016.

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Goligoski dished out three helpers, including one on the power play, in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Ducks.

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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 3:18 94 154
2014-15 29 NHL DAL 81 4 32 36 0 24 122 3.3 0 0 23:49 0 8 8 2:06 100 157
2015-16 30 NHL DAL 82 5 32 37 21 34 127 3.9 1 0 23:50 1 4 5 1:57 100 159
2016-17 31 NHL ARI 82 6 30 36 -9 28 112 5.4 0 1 23:20 1 7 8 2:11 137 143
2017-18 32 NHL ARI 5 0 3 3 -3 6 4 0.0 0 0 21:00 0 1 1 2:34 10 0
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

21:00

Average Time On Ice

On average, Alex Goligoski was on the ice for 21:00.

2:34

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Alex Goligoski was on the ice for 2:34 during power plays.

1:19

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Alex Goligoski was on the ice for 1:19 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 23:50 1:57 2:20
2016-17 23:20 2:11 2:28
2017-18 21:00 2:34 1:19

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:38 2:04
Oct 14 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 21:26 1:47
Oct 12 DET 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:48 3:09
Oct 10 VGK@VGK 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 21:47 2:09
Oct 7 VGK 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 21:50 2:25
Oct 5 ANA@ANA 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 20:11 1:14

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

Goligoski found the back of the net and picked up a shorthanded assist Thursday, but the 'Yotes lost to the visiting Red Wings in the shootout, 5-4.

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Goligoski went top shelf on a breakaway for his fourth goal of the season in Friday's win over the Hurricanes.

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Goligoski posted an assist with seven blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 road loss against the Stars.

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Goligoski dished out two helpers Thursday in Los Angeles.

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Goligoski's status for Thursday's game against the Canadiens is not in jeopardy despite missing Monday's practice with an illness, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Goligoski has failed to mark the scoresheet in 11 consecutive outings entering Thursday's game against Minnesota.

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Goligoski scored his first goal and recorded his second multi-point game of the season in a 4-1 win against Nashville on Saturday.

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Goligoski (illness) will be good to go for Wednesday's home matchup against the Canucks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Goligoski missed practice Monday due to illness, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Goligoski has posted a minus-8 rating and started 56.3 percent of his shifts in the defensive zone through the first 11 games of the season.

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Goligoski notched two assists -- one on the power play -- but went minus-2 in Tuesday's loss to the Senators.

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Goligoski signed a five-year contract with the Coyotes on Tuesday that will net him an average salary of just under $5.5 million, NHL.com reports.

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2016-17

Goligoski has been as consistent as they come with Dallas, but now heads to Arizona to join an improving roster that's thirsty for defensive talent around Oliver Ekman-Larsson. The Minnesota native registered five goals, 32 assists and a plus-21 rating while averaging 23:50 of ice time last year, and that's close to his fantasy ceiling at this point. While the 30-year-old may never hit double-digit goals Goligoski is an accomplished passer who's not afraid to get down and dirty (150-plus blocked shots in three straight seasons). The second pair with the ‘Yotes is his new home, and with a clean bill of health the past three campaigns, the veteran should have no issues continuing to offer his typical output of 35-plus points.

2015-16

After a very impressive 2013-14 campaign in which he recorded 42 points (six goals) and a plus-9 rating, Goligoski took a small step backwards last season. The 30-year-old still managed 36 points, but he only found twine four times and saw his power-play production drop off significantly. While Trevor Daley stole Goligoski’s spot on the top man-advantage unit, Daley has since been shipped to Chicago, meaning that role is now vacant. Unfortunately for Goligoski, youngster John Klingberg looks primed to claim those duties after breaking out last season, and newcomer Patrick Sharp is expected to man the other point on that unit. That figures to limit Goligoski to a spot on the second unit, but with Dallas not short on scoring talent up and down the roster, the blueliner could still easily reemerge as a factor on special teams. With back-to-back 35-plus-point seasons in hand, Goligoski maintains more fantasy relevance than most defensemen, but it's worth noting that his points came in bunches in 2014-15, and he often went through long droughts. If you’re looking for a blueliner who will provide his offensive production at a more steadier, more consistent clip, Goligoski probably won't quite fit the bill.

2014-15

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 power-play unit that will likely feature Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza. That's a license to print money -- and score points. He could even see his first 50-point season. Move him up your cheat sheet.

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 season’s 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 Goligoski’s 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.