Trade Deadline: Pens acquire Marcel Goc from Florida Panthers

Joel Auerbach

The Pittsburgh Penguins add depth by trading for Marcel Goc for draft picks from the Florida Panthers

The Pittsburgh Penguins have made their first trade of the day.

Goc has been a great 3rd line center for the Florida Panthers this year, scoring 11 goals and 12 assists in 62 games. He should add some depth and grit for a Pittsburgh team who could use it. The 30 year old Goc has played 550 NHL games and 50 more NHL playoff games, so he's got a lot of experience too.

12 goals and 30 points would be a career high, he hasn't been a big-time point producer but is a guy who can add talent at even-strength and on the penalty kill, where his 2:17 per game this season has led Florida. Goc's 1090 faceoffs are also tops for the Panthers, and he's solid there too at 52.8%.

Goc's 103 hits also lead all forwards in Florida, so he'll bring a physical edge too.

Of course, he's a natural center, so what could that mean for Brandon Sutter, who's been in the trade rumors of late? Find out and we'll see at the 3 PM trade deadline.

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