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St. Louis Blues David Perron (L) uses his stick to control San Jose Sharks Marcel Goc of Germany in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Marcel Goc (pronounced /ˈɡɒtʃ/; born August 24, 1983) is a German professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Goc was drafted in the first round, 20th overall by the Sharks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, though he remained in Germany until 2003. He spent all of the 2003–2004 season with the Cleveland Barons, the Sharks' then minor league affiliate, but joined the Sharks during the 2004 playoffs. He holds the franchise record in Cleveland for longest assist streak (7 games). He has played for Team Germany in numerous tournaments, including the 2000 (as a sixteen-year-old) and 2001 World Junior Championships, the 2001 U18 Championships, the 2002 World Junior tournament, the 2003 Swiss Cup, the 2005 World Championships, the 2006 Winter Olympics, and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Touted for his defensive prowess and faceoff skills, Goc looks to be a fixture on Team Germany for many years.

Goc has two brothers who also play professional hockey. Sascha Goc has played for Team Germany as well, and a younger brother Nikolai, who alongside Sascha plays for the Hannover Scorpions.

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