Cody Goulobef - photo courtesy of thehockeynews.com

 

Cody Goloubef, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 195

Born: 1989-11-30

Hometown: Mississauga, Ont.

Drafted: 2008 2nd round 37th overall – Columbus Blue Jackets

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2014 – Goloubef is enjoying his most successful season with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL. Currently, in his fourth season with the team, he has piled up 24 points in 57 games. He’s a responsible defenseman (plus-10) who understands the game well. His on-ice vision and hockey IQ are his strongest attributes. Goloubef is not afraid to mix it up as well. He has 89 PIMs this season.   Chris Bagwell

 

March 2013 – Columbus’ brass are really starting to take real notice of Goloubef’s talents and giving him opportunities to make the team as a regular. He is yet to really put his foot down at the NHL level, but his growth and maturity in the AHL is very evident. His production in Springfield is about on pace with other one sided defensemen, but it is his in-game involvement that could prove to be an X-factor. He is still likely a year away from being an NHL regular, but his growth this season should make ‘poolies’ aware that he does has above average potential and could turn into a good all-around defenseman to own. Jason Banks

 

November 2012 - Goloubef is projected to be out of the AHL's Springfield Falcons lineup for 6-10 weeks after breaking his hand from a slash.  The Blue Jackets defensive prospect has 3 assists, 10 penalty minutes and a plus-7 rating for Springfield. Brendan Ross

 

March 2012 – Goloubef possesses that gifted skating and offensive instincts from the back-end that all teams desire. He has great talent in joining the rush, finding open teammates, and tremendous poise with the puck. He developed his game through the NCAA route at powerhouse Wisconsin under Coach Mike Eaves. There is opportunity to become a top defenseman in the NHL, but he will need to work on strength and his physicality. Goloubef is currently in his second pro season with the Falcons in AHL. Russ Bitely

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

The additions of Dallas Jackson and Matt Taormina create a sort of logjam on defense in Springfield. The Blue Jackets have a plethora of potential NHL defensemen is their system and it’s going to be a battle for Goloubef. That being said, he is only 24 years old and has a bit of time to refine his game and add some size. He certainly has the offensive touch to help establish his case. However, in the past three years, he only has one point in 17 NHL games.

 

 

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Cody Goloubef skating drills at the Columbus Blue Jacket’s Development Camp on 10/10/2008.

 


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