24-Year-Old Defenseman – Columbus Blue Jackets
Cody Goloubef Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets in July 2013.
Goloubef cleared waivers Sunday, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
A stay-at-home defense prospect who continues to hone his craft in the AHL, Goloubef may find it increasingly tough to find a future home in Columbus, as the club keeps adding more youth and skill at the position in players like Jack Johnson and Nikita Nikitin.
Goloubef doesn't have the ceiling of his AHL teammates John Moore and David Savard, but he could develop into an NHL-caliber puck control blueliner in a couple of seasons.
Defense prospect heads to the AHL for further development after a 3-11-14 junior season with the U of Wisconsin.
5-8-13 in 36 games with the U of Wisconsin Badgers last season.
College soph could someday be a prototypical 'new' NHL defenseman, with good size, great skating and the ability to make picture-perfect outlet passes.