Olympia silver medalist Marcel Goc will end his ice hockey career after this season. “With the announcement, I now have my head free and can fully concentrate on the challenges that still lie ahead. Finally, I would like to play a round of playoff again, which has a lot to offer, ”said the 36-year-old on Wednesday in a statement published on the homepage of his club Adler Mannheim. The long-time NHL player is captain of the German champions.

It was only on Tuesday that he announced his return for the home game against the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers on Thursday (7:15 p.m.) after an injury break of eight weeks. “I returned to team training on Saturday, everything went according to plan. I will be against Nuremberg on Thursday, ”he had said to“ Mannheimer Morgen ”.

“Will leave big gap”

“Marcel is irreplaceable with his game intelligence, his eye for the teammates and his bully strength for every team. Against this background, Marcel’s departure will leave a big gap after the season, ”said Adler boss Daniel Hopp.

In the NHL, Goc played for the San José Sharks, Nashville Predators, Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the St. Louis Blues. In Germany he was only under contract with the Schwenninger Wild Wings except in Mannheim. In 2018 he sensationally won silver with the German national team at the Olympic Winter Games.

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