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CLEVELAND – The AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions, the Cleveland Monsters, announced Friday that the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets assigned veteran defenseman Cody Goloubef to the Monsters. Selected by the Blue Jackets in the second round (37th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Goloubef, 26, posted 1-7-8 with 20 penalty minutes and a -3 rating in 43 appearances for Columbus last season.

At 6’1”, 200 lb. the right-handed native of Mississauga, ON, Goloubef supplied 2-16-18 with 41 penalty minutes and a +7 rating in 96 career NHL appearances, all for Columbus, spanning parts of five seasons from 2011-16. In 201 career AHL appearances for the Springfield Falcons spanning parts of five seasons from 2010-15, Goloubef contributed 18-52-70 with 232 penalty minutes and a -8 rating and represented Springfield in the 2013-14 AHL All-Star Game.

Former second-round pick appeared in 96 games for Columbus from 2011-16.

Prior to his professional career, Goloubef notched 12-25-37 with 140 penalty minutes and a +19 rating in 118 combined NCAA appearances for the University of Wisconsin spanning three seasons from 2007-10. Goloubef also represented Team Canada in the 2009 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships, supplying 0-1-1 with eight penalty minutes and a +10 rating in six appearances.

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Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news.

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