Dmitri Kulikov (ice hockey)

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Dmitri Kulikov
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Born (1990-10-29) October 29, 1990 (age 23)
Lipetsk, Russian SFSR,
Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
National team  Russia
NHL Draft 14th overall, 2009
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2009–present

Dmitri Vladimirovich Kulikov (Russian: Дми́трий Влади́мирович Кулико́в; born October 29, 1990) is a Russian ice hockey defenceman, currently playing for the Florida Panthers.

Playing career[edit]

Kulikov began his career in his homeland Russia with Lokomotiv-2 Yaroslavl in the Pervaya Liga and left his club in November 2008 to sign for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.[1] In his lone season with Drummondville, Kulikov led all Quebec League blueliners with 62 points in 57 games, and took home a slew of postseason hardware, including the Emile Bouchard Trophy as the QMJHL Defenceman of the Year; the Raymond Lagacé Trophy as the Defensive Rookie of the Year; and the Mike Bossy Trophy as the league's best pro prospect.

After his rookie year with the Voltigeurs, he was drafted by the Florida Panthers 14th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and was signed by the Panthers on September 29, 2009.[2]

Despite his age, Kulikov managed to play in 68 games with the Florida Panthers, showing high levels of skill and confidence. Kulikov owns tremendous offensive insticts and boasts plenty of projection in his frame and all-around upside. Dale Tallon, the current Florida Panthers General Manager has expressed that they have very high expectations on the young defenceman. He is considered to be the first step in the rebuilding process of this NHL franchise, along with prospects Jacob Markström, Erik Gudbranson and Jonathan Huberdeau.[3]


On July 18, 2014, Kulikov re-signed with the Florida Panthers for a term of 3 years at a total worth of $13 million; or $4.3 million a year.[4]

International career[edit]

Kulikov represented his homeland in two U-18 World Cups: 2007 in Finland and 2008 in Russia. He was then a member of Team Russia at the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl-2 RUS-3 32 6 13 19 54
2008–09 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 57 12 50 62 46 19 2 17 19 16
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 68 3 13 16 32
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 72 6 20 26 45
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 58 4 24 28 36 7 0 1 1 4
2012–13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 22 3 3 6 28
2012–13 Florida Panthers NHL 34 3 7 10 22
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 81 8 11 19 66
NHL totals 313 24 75 99 201 7 0 1 1 4

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Russia WJC18 1 7 0 4 4 6
2008 Russia WJC18 2 6 0 2 2 6
2009 Russia WJC 3 7 0 4 4 4
2010 Russia WC 2 9 0 2 2 8
2011 Russia WC 4th 9 2 1 3 4
Junior totals 20 0 10 10 16
Senior totals 18 2 3 5 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prospect Dmitry Kulikov Player Profile". Hockey's Future. 2009-10-12. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Cats sign Kulikov". Florida Panthers. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  3. ^ "Dmitri Kulikov profile". The Hockey News. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  4. ^ "Panthers Re-Sign Kulikov to Three-Year, $13M Deal". TSN. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Russian Hockey NHL Prospects - Dmitry Kulikov Florida Panthers". Russianprospects.com. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 

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Preceded by
Keaton Ellerby
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
2009
Succeeded by
Erik Gudbranson