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Blues Acquire Goc from Penguins

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired forward Marcel Goc from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Maxim Lapierre.

"We want to thank Max and his family for their dedication to the Blues organization," said Armstrong. "Max is a true professional and was a valued member of our team. We wish him the best of luck in the future."

Goc, 31, has dressed in 42 games for Pittsburgh this season, posting five points (two goals, three assists) and four penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-1, 197-pound forward is a veteran of 10 National Hockey League (NHL) seasons, including stints with San Jose (2005-09), Nashville (2009-11), Florida (2011-14) and Pittsburgh (2014-15).

Overall, he has accumulated 184 points (74 goals, 110 assists) and 153 penalty minutes in 604 career regular season games, as well as 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) and 14 penalty minutes in 59 career postseason appearances.

The Calw, Germany, native was originally drafted by San Jose in the first round, 20th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

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