Columbus, Colorado exchange defensemen

Photos: Darren Abate, John Saraya

The Columbus Blue Jackets, parent club of the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, have traded defenseman Cody Goloubef to the Colorado Avalanche, parent club of the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, in exchange for defenseman Ryan Stanton.

Stanton, 27, has skated in 15 games with San Antonio this season, recording one goal, three assists and a plus-7 rating. A Calder Cup finalist with Hershey in 2016, Stanton has played 299 regular-season games in the AHL, totaling 14 goals and 66 assists for 80 points along with a plus-44 rating.

In 120 games in the National Hockey League with Washington, Vancouver and Chicago, Stanton has recorded four goals, 23 assists and a plus-14 rating.

The undrafted native of St. Albert, Alta., originally signed as a free agent with Chicago in 2010.

Goloubef, who turns 27 on Wednesday, has two goals and five assists for seven points in 16 games with Cleveland this season. The seventh-year pro has appeared in 217 regular-season games in the AHL and has tallied 20 goals and 57 assists for 77 points. He also participated in the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic.

A second-round draft choice by Columbus in 2008, Goloubef has played 96 NHL games with the Blue Jackets, amassing two goals and 16 assists.