The Columbus Blue Jackets waived defenseman Cody Goloubef this season, sending him down to the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters before he was able to draw into a single regular season game.
Now, he’s headed to Colorado.
It was confirmed on Monday evening that Goloubef, who has spent his entire career thus far in Columbus’ system, is headed to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for fellow defenseman Ryan Stanton.
Per the team’s official press release, no other pieces were involved in the trade. Both players are remaining in the American hockey league for their new respective clubs, heading to the Hershey Bears and the Monsters.
Drafted 37th overall by the Blue Jackets in 2008, Goloubef spent three years at the University of Wisconsin before going pro with Columbus in 2010.
Since then, he’s been up and down between the NHL and the AHL, trying to find a solid position in the lineup among a scattered defensive corps. Unfortunately, though, he was unable to do that – and now he’s headed to a team with a stronger depth chart, so the AHL may be where he stays.
Undrafted at the NHL level, Stanton has spent time with the Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals. Through 120 career NHL games, he boasts just four goals and 27 points — but Goloubef’s numbers aren’t much better, as he’s recorded just 18 points through 96 NHL games of his own.