25 July 1988 |
Leipzig, East Germany
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|Kunlun Red Star
Salavat Yulaev Ufa
|NHL Draft||200th overall, 2006
Artūrs Kulda (born 25 July 1988) is a Latvian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for HC Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He is the older brother of Edgars Kulda.
Kulda was a seventh round 200th selection of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2006. He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut with the Thrashers on 12 February 2010 against the Minnesota Wild. He was a member of the Chicago Wolves' Calder Cup championship team in 2008.
While playing for Latvia at the 2011 World Championships, in Bratislava, Slovakia, Kulda checked Radek Martínek of the Czech Republic into the boards, knocking him unconscious and requiring him to be hospitalized. Kulda was suspended three games for the hit because made contact with Martínek's head and left his feet to deliver the hit.
In 15 July 2012, Kulda signed a one-year contract with Sibir Novosibirsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. At the end of 2012–13 season with Novosibirsk, Kulda signed a pro-rated one-year contract to return with the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL. Kulda did not dress for any game before returning back abroad.
In 15 July 2013 Kulda signed a two-year contract with his second KHL club, Salavat Yulaev Ufa.
Regular season and playoffs
|2011–12||St. John's IceCaps||AHL||63||6||14||20||62||13||0||1||1||8|
|2013–14||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||43||1||9||10||42||18||1||4||5||18|
|2014–15||Salavat Yulaev Ufa||KHL||45||4||5||9||28||5||0||0||0||2|
- "Thrashers 3, Wild 2". National Hockey League. 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- Atchue, A. J. (2010-02-15). "Kulda learning from the best in Chicago". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
- "Kulda suspended for three games". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Artūrs Kulda at the Latvijas Olimpiskā Komiteja (in Latvian)
- Arturs Kulda at the International Olympic Committee
- "Artūrs Kulda". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
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