COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded defenseman Cody Goloubef to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenseman Ryan Stanton, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced tonight. Stanton has been assigned to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate.
Stanton, 27, has appeared in 120 career NHL games, registering four goals and 23 assists for 27 points with 71 penalty minutes and a +14 plus/minus rating with Washington, Vancouver and Chicago. He tallied career highs in assists, points and games played in 2013-14 when he notched 1-15-16 and 32 penalty minutes in 64 games with the Canucks. The following season, he added 3-8-11 and 35 penalty minutes in 54 outings with the club.
The St. Albert, Alberta native has also registered 14-66-80 and 430 penalty minutes in 299 career AHL games, including 1-3-4 and 29 penalty minutes in 15 games with the San Antonio Rampage this season. In 2015-16, he collected 4-12-16 and 69 penalty minutes in 60 games with Hershey, helping the Bears advance to the 2016 Calder Cup Finals, where they were defeated by the Monsters. Prior to signing with the Blackhawks as a free agent in 2010, Stanton collected 19-83-102 and 337 penalty minutes in 242 career games with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.
Goloubef, 26, was selected by the Blue Jackets in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft and tallied 2-16-18 and 41 penalty minutes in 96 career NHL games with the club. He also picked up 20-57-77 and 254 penalty minutes in 217 career AHL games, including 2-5-7 and 22 penalty minutes in 16 games with Cleveland this season.