Goloubef is an intelligent defenseman blessed with superb offensive skills and displays tremendous poise with the puck. He possesses a big shot and can get it to the net. He has excellent on-ice vision, follows plays very well and has little trouble finding and getting passes to his teammates. In addition, he can make really nice outlet passes. While his decisions with the puck are very good, he’ll need to be able to make them quicker to have success both at the collegiate level and beyond.
Goloubef is a wonderful skater, combining good speed with powerful yet fluid strides. His transitioning is good, although it is another area that should improve with development. His great skating ability coupled with his offensive instincts and vision allows him to frequently jump up into the play and create more scoring opportunities for his team.
Goloubef possesses good size and as his body matures the lack of strength issue should be addressed as well. While he is not a particularly physical player, Goloubef won’t shy away from playing the body when necessary. He thinks and understands the game remarkably well for such a young player. His ability to adjust and adapt to virtually any type of situation is also quite good. Though he has all of the exuberance that comes with youth, Goloubef also handles himself in a professional manner. He works and competes hard and his desire to learn is matched only by his unyielding pursuit of being the best that he can be