Kirill Tulupov

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Kirill Tulupov
Born (1988-04-23) April 23, 1988 (age 29)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Liiga team
Former teams
HPK
Neftyanik Leninogorsk
HC Slovan Bratislava
HC Spartak Moscow
Oklahoma City Barons
Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Amur Khabarovsk
Frederikshavn White Hawks
HC Vityaz
Wichita Thunder
NHL Draft 67th overall, 2006
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2005–present

Kirill Tulupov (born April 23, 1988) is a Russian professional ice hockey player who is currently under contract with HPK of Finland.

Playing career[edit]

Tulupov played in his native Russia before taking his game to Canada. He appeared in 172 games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens and Victoriaville Tigres between 2006 and 2009. He spent the 2009-10 season in Slovakia, turning out for HC Slovan Bratislava. In 2010-11, he had a brief stint at KHL side Spartak Moskva and also played in the VHL as well as in Kazakhstan.

In 2011, Tulupov returned to North America, joining the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL). He made 33 AHL appearances for the team,[1] before splitting the 2012-13 season between the KHL (representing Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg and Amur Khabarovsk) and the CHL (playing for the Arizona Sundogs).[2] In 2013-14, Tulupov made 33 ECHL appearances for the Gwinnett Gladiators[3] and later signed with the Frederikshavn White Hawks of Denmark.[4]

He continued his hockey journey at KHL’s Vityaz Podolsk,[5] where he had a short stint during the 2014-15 campaign, before being snapped up by ECHL’s Wichita Thunder.

After he was traded by the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears, to the Rapid City Rush, Tulupov was later re-signed to a one-year contract for the following season on July 2, 2015.[6] Tulupov appeared in the opening game of the 2015–16 season with the Rush, recording an assist, before he was released by the club on October 21, 2015.

In April 2016, he joined HPK of the Finnish top-flight Liiga.[7]

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event Place   GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Russia WJC18 5th 6 0 2 2 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League". theahl.com. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  2. ^ Stovall, Ashley. "Sundogs: Goodbye, Smyth - Hello, Tulupov - Brahmas, Ouch". Prescott eNews. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  3. ^ "The ECHL - Premier 'AA' Hockey League | Player". echl.com. Archived from the original on 2016-04-01. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  4. ^ A/S, Elite Nord Frederikshavn. "Kirill Tulupov ankommer i morgen". White Hawks. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Tulupov Kirill". en.khl.ru. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Tulupov returns with Rush". Rapid City Rush. 2015-07-02. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  7. ^ "HPK julkisti kauden 2016-17 joukkueensa". liiga.fi. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 

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