Goloubef Gets Cup Of NHL Coffee

Cody Goloubef was the 22nd former Badger to play in the NHL this season.

Former Wisconsin defenseman Cody Goloubef became the 22nd former Badger to play in the National Hockey League this season when the Columbus Blue Jacket's called him up for a game on Saturday March 31st against St. Louis.

The former second round pick of Columbus was called up on an emergency basis to cover for an injured John Moore. According to numerous reports, Goloubef didn't find out about his call up until the 10 AM the morning of the game.

Goloubef had to catch a noon flight from Springfield, Massachusetts where his current team the Springfield Falcons was scheduled to play that day, to St. Louis where he was to make his NHL debut. On the way he had to catch a connection in Charlotte.

Apparently the connection was delayed, putting Goloubef behind schedule. Once he arrived in St. Louis, he was so far behind that he got stuck in traffic with fans going to the game.

Normally players arrive at least a few hours in advance for a game. Goloubef got to the Scottrade Center just 25 minutes before game time and missed warm-ups. Goloubef stepped right in anyways and finished the game with a +1 plus/minus rating.

Goloubef has since been returned to the AHL but told me this week it was a pretty awesome experience, even if it was just one game for now.

"It was nice to get a taste (of the NHL)," Goloubef said.

Goloubef, who won a gold medal with Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championships has had an up and down first two professional seasons. Goloubef left Wisconsin after the 2010 Frozen Four, giving up his final season of eligibility in Madison to sign with the Blue Jackets.

A former 37th overall pick in the 2008 draft, Goloubef has recorded 29 points in 98 career games in the AHL.

Badgers in the NHL Stats
Player
Team
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
Rene Bourque
Calgary Flames/Montreal Canadiens
76
18
6
24
Adam Burish
Dallas Stars
65
6
13
19
Jake Dowell
Dallas Stars
52
2
5
7
Davis Drewiske
Los Angeles Kings
9
2
0
2
Jake Gardiner
Toronto Maple Leafs
75
7
23
30
Blake Geoffrion
Nashville Predators/Montreal Canadiens
35
2
3
5
Cody Goloubef**
Columbus Blue Jackets
1
0
0
0
Tom Gilbert
Edmonton Oilers/Minnesota Wild
67
3
19
22
Dany Heatley
Minnesota Wild
82
24
29
53
Andrew Joudrey**
Columbus Blue Jackets
1
0
0
0
Jamie McBain
Carolina Hurricanes
76
8
19
27
Ryan McDonagh
New York Rangers
82
7
25
32
Joe Pavelski
San Jose Sharks
82
31
30
61
Joe Piskula **
Calgary Flames
5
0
0
0
Jack Skille
Florida Panthers
46
4
6
10
Brendan Smith**
Detroit Red Wings
14
1
6
7
Craig Smith
Nashville Predators
72
14
22
36
Derek Stepan
New York Rangers
82
17
34
51
Ryan Suter
Nashville Predators
79
7
39
46
Kyle Turris
Phoenix Coyotes/Ottawa Senators
55
12
17
29
Brad Winchester
San Jose Sharks
67
6
4
10
"He's going to be out through Christmas at the minimum,'' Dineen said. "He's a big loss for us. He had

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers/2011/12/jack-skille-injures-shoulder-out-indefinitely-flapanthers-welcome-greg-rallo-30-year-old-to-make-deb.html#storylink=cpy
"He's going to be out through Christmas at the minimum,'' Dineen said. "He's a big loss for us. He had

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers/2011/12/jack-skille-injures-shoulder-out-indefinitely-flapanthers-welcome-greg-rallo-30-year-old-to-make-deb.html#storylink=cpy
"He's going to be out through Christmas at the minimum,'' Dineen said. "He's a big loss for us. He had

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers/2011/12/jack-skille-injures-shoulder-out-indefinitely-flapanthers-welcome-greg-rallo-30-year-old-to-make-deb.html#storylink=cpy
"He's going to be out through Christmas at the minimum,'' Dineen said. "He's a big loss for us. He had

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers/2011/12/jack-skille-injures-shoulder-out-indefinitely-flapanthers-welcome-greg-rallo-30-year-old-to-make-deb.html#storylink=cpy
"He's going to be out through Christmas at the minimum,'' Dineen said. "He's a big loss for us. He had

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers/2011/12/jack-skille-injures-shoulder-out-indefinitely-flapanthers-welcome-greg-rallo-30-year-old-to-make-deb.html#storylink=cpy
Badgers in the NHL Stats (Goalie)
Player
Team
Games
GAA
Save %
SO
Brian Elliott
St. Louis Blues
38 (23-10-4)
1.56
.940
9

Join the Badger conversation on Facebook! Go to our Facebook page and "like" us!

For more Wisconsin hockey coverage, follow Chuck on Twitter (@UWChuckSchwartz)

Chuck can also be reached via e-mail at chuckschwartz@live.com

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bucky's 5th Quarter

You must be a member of Bucky's 5th Quarter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucky's 5th Quarter. You should read them.

Join Bucky's 5th Quarter

You must be a member of Bucky's 5th Quarter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucky's 5th Quarter. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker