The Ottawa Senators have re-signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay him $800K at the NHL level and $425K in the AHL. Goloubef was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but will now remain with the team through the 2019-20 season.
Goloubef, 29, has experienced what it’s like to be a professional hockey journeyman the last few seasons, playing for seven different NHL or AHL teams since the start of the 2016-17 season. Last year he suited up 16 times for the Providence Bruins before a trade took him to Ottawa in early January in exchange for Paul Carey. With the Senators organization Goloubef still spent the majority of the time in the minor leagues, but got a taste at the NHL level and could be used as an injury replacement again next season.
While his 134 NHL games are something to be proud of, Goloubef received the opportunity of a lifetime when he suited up for Team Canada at the 2018 Olympics. With the NHL not participating, players like him were able to represent their country on the highest stage. Goloubef and Canada took home a bronze medal at the tournament, something he’ll never forget.