STrib: Alex Goligoski Approaches 1000 NHL Games

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
8,772
Reaction score
1,628
Points
113

The Grand Rapids native was actually on track to reach the milestone last season, his first with the Wild, before he started getting scratched from the lineup — oddly enough right around the time he signed a two-year contract extension with the team.

But after an offseason trade and injury on the blue line, Goligoski has a chance to get back in action as the reliable veteran he's been for so many years.

"I had a really good summer and feel very motivated," he said.
[...]

Off all his stops in the NHL, Goligoski has played the most with the Stars (385 games), then the Coyotes (362) and Penguins (177), with whom Goligoski won a Stanley Cup in 2009 as a rookie after Pittsburgh drafted the former Gopher in the second round in 2004.

Add in the 72 he's represented the Wild, and Goligoski is on the cusp of an impressive accomplishment, one that he could achieve as soon as Oct. 20 in his home state.
 

Live in the now

Active member
Joined
Dec 5, 2021
Messages
401
Reaction score
195
Points
43
He is like royalty in Grand Rapids. Wife’s family is from there and they talk about it frequently
 

bonin21

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 4, 2014
Messages
1,648
Reaction score
708
Points
113
1000 Game Minnesotans
UMN
Broten
Ramsey
Wheeler
Goligoski

SCSU
Cullen
Hedican

UND
Parise
Christian

No college
Housley
Langenbrunner

Maybe during next season
Okposo (UMN)
Johnson (UMN)
Leddy (UMN)
 

BTChamp

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
4,993
Reaction score
4,366
Points
113
That's a hell of a list. Lots of talent there. Too bad there are 2 guys from shitville. Joking of course. Good for them.
 

Live in the now

Active member
Joined
Dec 5, 2021
Messages
401
Reaction score
195
Points
43
I’ve always been impressed with wheelers pro career. He was a good college player but he really did well at the next level. Plenty of good college players that never had his level of success in the pros. He has always been a crowd favorite.
 


Ope3

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 12, 2008
Messages
4,941
Reaction score
2,894
Points
113
The Wild did a quick in game acknowledgement of the achievement last night during the Canucks game, which was warmly received.

They said they will have a pre-game ceremony on the next home stand.
 




Top Bottom