Alex Goligoski (AL-ehx goh-lih-GAW-skee) was acquired from Pittsburgh on Feb. 21, 2011 in exchange for Matt Niskanen and James Neal. Goligoski skated in 71 games last season, his first full season in Dallas. Goligoski led all Stars defenseman with 30 points (9 goals, 21 assists), and also tied for the team lead in average ice time, averaging 22:46 per game (tied with Stephane Robidas). Goligoski enters the 2012-13 season two assists shy of recording his 100th career NHL assist. A member of the 2008-09 Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, Goligoski has recorded 30 or more points in each of the last three seasons.
- As a senior at Grand Rapids (MN) High School in 2004, was an All-State selection and finalist for Mr. Hockey Award in Minnesota
- Got married this past summer
- Is an avid Minnesota Twins fan