Depth forward with minimal offensive upside, but a potential boon for those in Hits/PIM leagues.
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July 2019 – Goulbourne has signed a two-year contract with the Golden Knights. The first year of the deal is two-way but the second year is one-way which means he’s getting NHL money regardless of where he plays. Jokke Nevalainen
June 2018 – Goulbourne’s offensive game hasn’t progressed at all since being drafted in 2013. Granted, he was drafted to become a defensive and energy specialist, but some movement on the offensive front is still expected. Still, his agitating game has been enough to earn him his first NHL look, when he played nine games in 2017-18 with Philadelphia (zero points, minus-2, 2 PIM). But without the ability to create anything in the offensive zone, his NHL career will be short-lived. Dobber
June 2016 – Goulbourne suited up for 73 games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL. In his first professional season, the former third round pick produced 17 points and 75 PIMs in a mostly bottom six role. A gifted penalty killer who uses his speed to get in on the forecheck quickly, Goulbourne offers the skating and tenacity needed to one day transition into the NHL. While he may never produce gaudy point totals, the 5’10 forward does show flashes of offensive capabilities as his 22 goals during his final WHL season illustrate. – Cam Robinson
March 2015 – Goulbourne, the Flyers third round pick in the 2013 NHL draft, signed his Entry Level Contract with the Flyers. The gritty left winger is affectionately known as Zac Squared, a reference to current energy guy Zac Rinaldo, and is having a serviceable campaign for Kelowna of the WHL by posting 38 points in 55 games. In reality, his ceiling is much higher than Rinaldo’s considering he mixes his physical presence with his ability to show up on the score sheet. He has improved in each of his four seasons in junior hockey and being signed to his ELC makes certain that the Flyers retain his services as he will likely be headed to the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms after the Rockets season is over. Zach Hopkins