|Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Written by Russ Bitely|
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.
Goloubef is a natural offensive defenseman that has potential to be top-four D-man if strength continues to improve.
Cody Goloubef skating drills at the Columbus Blue Jacket’s Development Camp on 10/10/2008.
Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):
2009 Fantasy Prospects Report:
Even Rick Tocchet wouldn't have placed money on Cody Goloubef making the 2009 edition of the Canadian World Junior team and while he rarely played, that's exactly what happened. A truly mouthwatering skater, the Columbus Blue Jackets made the NCAA's youngest player their second round choice, 37th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. While Goloubef did not improve by leaps or bounds offensively in 2008-09, his no-frills shutdown game earned him a place on Team Canada and ultimately a gold medal. At 6'0, Goloubef does not have the size or attitude to be a punishing player; instead, he'll be a solid third-pairing defender at the NHL level even if he never finds his offensive game.
Upside: No.5 d-man (8-27-35, 70 PIM)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 75%; 50%
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 18:10|