The Nashville Predators signed free-agent forward Marcel Goc to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Friday.
Goc, 25 (he’ll turn 26 next week), has 265 games of NHL experience – all with the San Jose Sharks. He had two goals and nine assists in 55 games last season, when he was fifth in the NHL with a 58.2 faceoff percentage. His best offensive season was 2005-06, when he had eight goals and 14 assists.
A native of Germany, he was a first-round draft pick (20th overall) by the Sharks in 2001.
His deal with the Predators is for $550,000 if he plays in the NHL and $105,000 if he plays in the AHL.
His signing is consistent with the Predators’ previous activity in the free agent market. It follows those of Ben Guite, Peter Olvecky and Ben Eaves – all forwards 30 or under who agreed to two-way deals.