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Alex Goligoski  #33

Dallas Stars  Defenseman
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: July 30, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Grand Rapids, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: PIT / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (61st overall)
Paces the team with 157 blocked shots * Ranks fourth on the team and leads club defensemen with 32 assists this season * Played in his 400th career NHL game on 10/9 vs. CHI * Posted two assists on 12/2 at TOR * Recorded two assists, a +3 rating, four hits and three blocked shots on 1/4 at CHI * Earned two helpers and five blocked shots on 1/13 vs. OTT * Tallied two assists and a +3 rating on 1/18 at CHI * Is now one of four NHL defensemen to earn at least 20 assists in each of their last six seasons * Scored his third goal of the season on 3/5 at FLA * Recorded two points (1-1=2) with a +2 rating on 3/12 at CAR * Earned two assists (0-2=2) on 3/21 vs. CHI
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.
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final