Goloubef, 31, has bounced up and down between the AHL and NHL for the last decade, totaling 160 games played at the highest level. None of those came last season as he instead spent the entire year with the Belleville Senators, recording six points in 31 games. He split the 2019-20 season between Ottawa and Detroit, suiting up 26 times.
While his NHL career has been unspectacular, Goloubef did get the chance to suit up for Team Canada at the 2018 Olympics, where he registered two points in six games and took home a bronze medal. The same year he won the Spengler Cup but has otherwise not suited up internationally since the 2009 World Junior Championship.
For Montreal, this is likely nothing more than some training camp depth, though Goloubef could certain land a two-way deal to play for the Laval Rocket. It’s unlikely he’ll see much time in the NHL this season.