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Alex Goligoski | Defenseman | #33

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (61) / PIT
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Alex Goligoski scored and added a assist in a 5-4 shootout loss to Detroit on Thursday.
The points snapped a five game point-less streak for the rearguard. The 31-year-old has 29 points in 70 games and is on pace for close to same numbers as he has had the last two seasons that saw him record 36 and 37 games in full seasons. Mar 17 - 2:04 AM

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Alex Goligoski registered an assist in a 5-2 loss to Dallas on Friday.

Goligoski has recorded at least a point in four of his last five games. He has two goals and 24 points in 60 games this season. Thanks to his recent hot streak he should be able to reach the 30-point mark, but he'll still likely fall short of the 37 points he recorded in 2015-16.
Feb 25 - 4:19 AM

Alex Goligoski has four assists in his last four games.

Goligoski is up to two goals and 23 points in 59 games this season. That gives him a shot to reach the 30-point mark for the fourth straight campaign.
Feb 24 - 6:08 AM

Alex Goligoski had a goal and an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Montreal on Thursday.

Goligoski has recorded at least a point in three straight games. He has two goals and 19 points in 52 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 10 - 8:27 AM

Alex Goligoski is fine to play on Thursday.

He didn't take part in Monday's practice because of an illness. Goligoski has picked up an assist in each of his last two games to give him 17 points on the season.
Feb 8 - 3:01 PM

Alex Goligoski missed the Coyotes' skills session on Monday due to an illness.

Goligoski is still expected to practice with Arizona on Wednesday. The Coyotes don't play until Thursday, so he should be fine by then.
Feb 7 - 4:36 AM

Alex Goligoski registered an assist in Arizona's 4-3 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

That was Goligoski's first point since Dec. 21. He has a goal and 13 assists in 45 contests in 2016-17. He's been good for at least 36 points in each of his previous three campaigns, but it's getting more and more likely that he'll finish below the 30-point mark this time around.
Jan 20 - 10:40 AM

Alex Goligoski scored the first goal of the night and had an assist on the final goal as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 Saturday night.

This was also Goligoski’s first goal of the season. Fortunately, he has also posted 11 assists and that has made him fantasy relevant.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 11:20:00 PM

Alex Goligoski (illness) is fine to play Wednesday.

He didn't practice Monday because of an illness, but he will be in the lineup against Vancouver.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Alex Goligoski missed practice Monday with an illness.

Coach Dave Tippett thinks that Goligoski will be back at practice Tuesday. The defenseman has yet to score in his first season as a Coyote but does have seven assists in 17 games. Stay tuned.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 06:58:00 AM

Coach Dave Tippett loves the game of Alex Goligoski

The Coyotes picked up Goligoski from the Stars who were expected to lose him in free agency and they couldn't be happier with the steadiness of the defenseman. "He makes good plays," Tippett said. "He’s not a guy that is in every highlight reel, but he’s just an efficient player and that’s what you need. That’s why we acquired him. We thought he’s a guy that can really help us. (He) helps out on the offensive side of our game and he's able to move the puck and have the puck more but also be a good defender. He’s a smart, smart player. He’s not a big guy, but he’s a smart player that reads situations very well. So that’s what we expect from him." Goligoski could get 40-45 points this season so he should be in someone's lineup in your pool.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 06:48:00 AM

Look for Alex Goligoski to get plenty of power-play ice time with the Coyotes.

He is only behind the amazing Oliver Ekman-Larsson on the Yotes' power-play quarterback depth chart. We expect that Goligoski, at the very least, will anchor Arizona's second unit, and if he isn't shy about switching to the right side, could play alongside Ekman-Larsson on the first unit when the Coyotes play two defensemen at the point. We see Goligoski as a comeback candidate this season.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Alex Goligoski doesn't think the Coyotes are far off from being a strong team.

"The team was kind of at a little bit of a crossroads, so I’ve seen how fast it can happen in similar markets," Goligoski said. "It can happen quick. With the guys that they have there right now and the guys that are coming and the kind of financial freedom that they have that a lot of teams don’t have – there’s so many teams up again the (salary) cap right now – I think they’re in a great position to make some good moves and compete really soon." He signed a five-year, $27.375 million contract with them not long after the Coyotes acquired his negotiating rights from Dallas. Goligoski has recorded over 35 points in each of his last three campaigns.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 08:25:00 AM

Alex Goligoski has officially signed with the Arizona Coyotes.

It's a five-year deal, which is in line with what was previously reported. The Coyotes didn't disclose the financial terms, but the earlier reports valued his contract at $27.375 million.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 11:19:00 AM

Alex Goligoski has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $27.375 million contract.

In other words Goligoski is getting a $5,475,000 annual cap hit, up from $4.6 million in his previous deal. The fact that he's marginally under $5.5 million is perhaps a reflection of the fact that Oliver Ekman-Larsson is at $5.5 million, so this way he remains the team's highest paid blueliner. Goligoski recorded 42, 36, and 37 points in each of his last three seasons with Dallas. With him eligible to test the unrestricted free agent market this summer, the Stars handed his negotiating rights to the Coyotes for the price of a 2016 fifth round pick.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 08:09:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Christian Dvorak
2Jordan Martinook
3Peter Holland
4Josh Jooris
5Brad Richardson
6Dave Bolland
7Christian Fischer
LW1Max Domi
2Jamie McGinn
3Lawson Crouse
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Alexander Burmistrov
6Brendan Perlini
RW1Anthony Duclair
2Radim Vrbata
3Shane Doan
4Tobias Rieder
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Jakob Chychrun
4Zbynek Michalek
5Connor Murphy
6Anthony DeAngelo
7Luke Schenn
8Kevin Connauton
9Chris Pronger
G1Mike Smith
2Louis Domingue