26-Year-Old Defenseman – Columbus Blue Jackets
Cody Goloubef Contract Information:
Re-signed with the Blue Jackets on a two-year (one-way), $1.5 million contract in May 2015.
Goloubef will be sent to AHL Cleveland having cleared waivers Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
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For the third straight season, Goloubef was an occasional injury call-up for Columbus. While his defensive game has improved, he still has an uphill battle to win a regular spot on the Jackets' blue line.
Stay-at-home defense prospect Goloubef will likely remain stuck on the AHL-NHL shuttle for the foreseeable future.
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.