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Columbus Blue Jackets Add Eight Players on Second Day of 2008 Entry Draft

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets wrapped up their ninth National Hockey League Entry Draft on Saturday at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario. After taking left wing Nikita Filatov with the sixth pick during Friday's first round, Columbus selected eight players during rounds two through seven on June 21.

"We're very pleased with the way today went and what we were able to do during the weekend," said club General Manager Scott Howson. "We added some young players who we're excited about and in the process add depth at the defense position."

Columbus used its second round pick, 37th overall, to select University of Wisconsin defenseman Cody Goloubef. The Mississauga, Ontario native had four goals and six assists for 10 points and 36 penalty minutes in 40 games last season. The youngest player in the WCHA and the second youngest in Division I hockey, he ranked second on the club with three game-winning goals.

The Blue Jackets traded their first pick of the fourth round (97th) to Boston in exchange for fourth round (107th) and fifth round (137th) picks. The club selected defenseman Steven Delisle with the 107th pick. The 6-foot-6, 209-pound native of Levise, Quebec tallied 6-23-29 with 82 penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in 70 games in 2007-08 with Gatineau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He led club defensemen in goals, while ranking second is assists and points. He added 0-10-10 with 16 penalty minutes in 19 playoff games to help the Olympiques win the QMJHL championship. The club then used the 118th pick to select defenseman Drew Olson. In 2007-08, he notched 17-16-33 and 34 penalty minutes in 25 games with Brainerd High School and was a finalist for Minnesota High School's Mr. Hockey Award.

Columbus used the first of three fifth round picks to select left wing Matt Calvert at No. 127. A 5-foot-9, 164-pound Brandon, Manitoba native, he notched 24-40-64 with 53 penalty minutes and was +26 in 72 games for Brandon of the Western Hockey League. He ranked second on the club and fourth among WHL rookies in points and was named Brandon's Hardest Working Player. The club took center/right wing Tomas Kubalik, a 6-foot-2, 189-pound Plzen, Czech Republic native with the 135th pick. He collected 2-1-3 and eight penalty minutes in 20 games with Plzen of the Czech Elite League and added 8-13-21 and 50 penalty minutes in 22 games with Plzen's junior club. Columbus selected defenseman Brent Regner of the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League with the 137th pick. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound native of Westlock, Alberta collected 8-39-47 with 45 penalty minutes and was +11 in 72 games. He was second among club defensemen in points and ranked third overall in assists. In 137 career WHL games spanning three seasons, he has recorded 9-44-53 with 64 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +35.

In round six, Columbus used the 157th pick to select right wing Cameron Atkinson. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound native of Riverside, Connecticut notched 26-37-63 and 10 penalty minutes in 28 games with Avon Old Farms (Conn.) High School and will play at Boston College in 2008-09. The Jackets completed its draft by selecting left wing Sean Collins in the seventh round (187th). He had 51-64-115 and 34 penalty minutes in 60 games with Waywayseecappo of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and won the MJHL's award for Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship.

 

BLUE JACKETS 2008 ENTRY DRAFT RECAP: Round (Overall): 1 (6) – LW Nikita Filatov, CSKA (RUS); 2 (37) – D Cody Goloubef, Wisconsin (WCHA); 4 (107 from Boston) – D Steven Delisle, Gatineau (QMJHL); 4 (118 from Philadelphia) – D Drew Olson, Brainerd, MN (USHS); 5 (127) – LW Matt Calvert, Brandon (WHL); 5 (135 from Carolina) – C/RW Tomas Kubalik, Plzen (CZE); 5 (137 from Boston) – D Brent Regner, Vancouver (WHL); 6 (157) – RW Cameron Atkinson, Avon Old Farms, CT (USHS); 7 (187) – LW Sean Collins, Waywayseecappo (MJHL).
 

CODY GOLOUBEF, DEFENSE

Wisconsin (WCHA), Hgt.: 6-0, Wgt.: 195, Shoots: Right, Born: Nov. 30, 1989 (Mississauga, Ontario)

Career Statistics                    Regular Season                                               Playoffs

Year     Team        League  GP TOI  G   A   PTS   +/-   PIM              GP       G       A    PTS    PIM

2006-07 Oakville    OPJHL   19     n/a   7   15    22     n/a      46                                           
2007-08
Wisconsin WCHA   40     n/a   4    6     10      -1      36                                           

WCHA Totals                     40        4   6     10      -1     36                                           

 

STEVEN DELISLE, DEFENSE

Gatineau (QMJHL), Hgt.: 6-6, Wgt.: 209, Shoots: Right, Born: July 30, 1990 (Levise, Quebec)

Career Statistics                     Regular Season                                          Playoffs

Year     Team       League  GP  TOI   G  A   PTS    +/-   PIM          GP       G       A    PTS    PIM

2007-08 Gatineau  QMJHL  70     n/a    6  23     29       8       82             19        0      10        10        16

QMJHL Totals                   70         6 23    29       8       82             19        0     10       10       16

 

DREW OLSON, DEFENSEMAN

Brainerd (USHS), Hgt.: 5-11, Wgt.: 215, Shoots: Left, Born: Apr. 4, 1990 (Brainerd, Minnesota)

Career Statistics                    Regular Season                                    Playoffs

Year     Team                League GP TOI  G   A   PTS  +/-   PIM           GP       G       A    PTS    PIM

2007-08 Brainerd (MN) USHS   25   n/a   17  16   33     n/a    34                                         

USHS Totals                               25       17 16   33          34                                      

 

MATT CALVERT, LEFT WING

Brandon (WHL), Hgt.: 5-9, Wgt.: 164, Shoots: Left, Born: Dec. 24, 1989 (Brandon, Manitoba)

Career Statistics           Regular Season                                              Playoffs

Year      Team    League  GP TOI   G   A   PTS   +/-   PIM              GP       G       A    PTS    PIM

2007-08 Brandon  WHL     72    n/a    24  40    64      26     53                  6        1        2          3          2

WHL Totals                      72       24 40    64     26    53                  6        1        2          3          2

 

TOMAS KUBALIK, CENTER/RIGHT WING

Plzen (Czech), Hgt.: 6-2, Wgt.: 189, Shoots: Right, Born: May 1, 1990 (Plzen, Czechoslovakia)

Career Statistics            Regular Season                                            Playoffs

Year    Team  League   GP  TOI   G    A    PTS    +/-    PIM              GP       G       A    PTS    PIM

2005-06 Plzen  Czech-2     5    n/a      1    2       3         0          6                                           

2006-07 Plzen  Czech        23   n/a      1    0       1        -1        18                                           

              Plzen   Czech-2    34   n/a    23   15     38        9        76                 3        1        2          3        24

2007-08 Plzen   Czech       20   n/a      2    1       3         0         8                  1        0        0          0          0

              Plzen   Czech-2    22   n/a      8   13     21        2        50                 5        1        3          4        22

Czech Totals                    43        3    1      4        -1       26                 1        0        0          0         0

Czech-2 Totals                61       32  30   62       11     132                8        2        5          7       46

 

BRENT REGNER, DEFENSEMAN

Vancouver (WHL), Hgt.: 5-11, Wgt.: 175, Shoots: Right, Born: May 17, 1989 (Westlock, Alberta)

Career Statistics       Regular Season                                                       Playoffs

Year      Team        League  GP  TOI   G   A    PTS   +/-    PIM             GP       G       A    PTS    PIM

2005-06 Vancouver   WHL      1    n/a       0    0       0        0        0                                           

2006-07 Vancouver    WHL    64   n/a       1    5       6       24      19                22        0        6          6        10

2007-08 Vancouver    WHL    72   n/a       8   39     47      11      45                10        0      10        10        10

WHL Totals                       137          9  44     53     35      64                32        0     16       16       20

 

CAMERON ATKINSON, RIGHT WING

Avon Old Farms, CT (USHS), Hgt.: 5-9, Wgt.: 165, Shoots: Right, Born: June 5, 1989 (Riverside, Connecticut)

Career Statistics               Regular Season                                                       Playoffs

Year     Team                   League    GP  TOI   G   A  PTS   +/-  PIM     GP       G       A    PTS    PIM

2007-08 Avon Old Farms USHS-CT 28    n/a    26   37   63    n/a      10                                  

USHS Totals                                     28        26  37   63         10                                 

 

SEAN COLLINS, LEFT WING

Waywayseecappo (MJHL), Hgt.: 6-0, Wgt.: 185, Shoots: Left, Born: (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)

Career Statistics    Regular Season                                                          Playoffs

Year     Team                        League  GP  TOI   G   A   PTS   +/-   PIM  GP    G      A    PTS    PIM

2007-08 Waywayseecappo MJHL    60    n/a    51  64   115    n/a    34      7       9      4        13      10

MJHL Totals                                      60         51  64  115         34     7       9      4       13     10

 

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