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Blue Jackets Re-Sign Corey Tropp and Cody Goloubef

Monday, Jul. 7th, 2014

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Corey Tropp to a two-year contract extension through the 2015-16 National Hockey League season and defenseman Cody Goloubef to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2014-15 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Tropp, 24, appeared in 44 games with the Blue Jackets last season, recording two goals, eight assists, 10 points, 37 penalty minutes and a team-high +11 plus/minus rating. He also tallied 0-1-1 in nine games played with Buffalo prior to being claimed by Columbus off of waivers on November 28.

Selected by the Sabres in the third round, 89th overall, of the 2007 NHL Draft, Tropp has registered 5-14-19, 57 PIM, +3 in 87 career NHL games with Buffalo and Columbus. He has also recorded 21-45-66 in 109 career AHL games with the Portland Pirates and Rochester Americans.

A native of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, Tropp spent three seasons at Michigan State University prior to turning pro, amassing 29-41-70 and 111 PIM in 100 games played for the Spartans from 2007-10. He was named a Second Team CCHA All-Star in 2009-10 after leading MSU in scoring with 20-22-42 in 37 games.

Goloubef, 24, collected two penalty minutes in five games with the Blue Jackets during the 2013-14 season and added 7-21-28, 98 PIM and a +9 plus/minus rating in 62 games with the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons. He has appeared in 17 career NHL games, scoring one goal and adding two penalty minutes while logging an average of 12:49 Time on Ice. He also has tallied 18-52-70 and 232 penalty minutes in 198 career AHL games with the Falcons since beginning his professional career in 2010-11.

A native of Oakville, Ontario, Goloubef was Columbus’ second pick, 37th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. He played three seasons at the University of Wisconsin (WCHA) from 2007-10, registering 12-25-37, 138 penalty minutes and a +18 plus/minus rating in 118 games. During his junior season in 2009-10, he helped the Badgers reach the NCAA championship game. He also helped Team Canada win a gold medal at the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championships.

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