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Dmitry Kulikov

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2

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3

PP Pts

3

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-26

PIM

26

2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Acquired via trade by the Sabres from Florida over the offseason, Kulikov will assume much the same role he had on the Panthers -- dishing hits and blocking shots. His added defensive presence will take some pressure off Josh Gorges and Zach Bogosian, maybe even allowing Ras...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 204   DOB: 10/29/1990   BORN: Lipetsk, USSR   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #14 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dmitry Kulikov Contract Information:

Signed three-year, $13 million deal with the Panthers in July 2014.

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Kulikov (upper body) returned to action Saturday and picked up a goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over Toronto.

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Dmitry Kulikov NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 18 68 3 13 16 -5 32 87 3.4 0 0 17:41 1 9 10 2:46 78 88
2010-11 19 NHL FLA 72 6 20 26 -5 45 83 7.2 1 0 19:57 1 4 5 2:37 107 79
2011-12 20 NHL FLA 58 4 24 28 -5 36 104 3.8 1 0 21:51 2 8 10 3:04 104 74
2012-13 21 NHL FLA 34 3 7 10 -5 22 52 5.8 2 0 20:59 2 4 6 2:24 84 49
2013-14 22 NHL FLA 81 8 11 19 -26 66 127 6.3 0 1 21:42 2 3 5 2:23 125 92
2014-15 23 NHL FLA 73 3 19 22 0 48 83 3.6 0 0 21:19 1 5 6 1:30 114 105
2015-16 24 NHL FLA 74 1 16 17 8 51 99 1.0 1 0 21:02 0 6 6 1:26 122 121
2016-17 25 NHL BUF 47 2 3 5 -26 26 42 4.8 0 0 21:54 1 2 3 0:53 60 72
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Dmitry Kulikov – Playing Time Overview

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#2Left Defenseman

2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

21:54

Average Time On Ice

On average, Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice for 21:54.

0:53

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice for 0:53 during power plays.

1:36

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice for 1:36 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 21:19 1:30 2:32
2015-16 21:02 1:26 2:40
2016-17 21:54 0:53 1:36

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Dmitry Kulikov
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 23:12 1:00
Apr 8 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:52 1:43
Apr 5 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 22:43 0:00
Apr 3 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 27:21 1:34
Apr 2 NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:58 2:45
Mar 28 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 25:35 2:34
Mar 27 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 2 24:28 3:03
Mar 25 TOR 1 1 2 -2 2 1 1 0 2 50.0 1 1 23:55 1:09
Mar 21 PIT Did Not Play
Mar 20 DET@DET Did Not Play
Mar 17 ANA@ANA Did Not Play
Mar 16 LOS@LOS Did Not Play
Mar 14 SAN@SAN Did Not Play
Mar 11 CLM Did Not Play
Mar 10 CLM@CLM Did Not Play
Mar 7 PHI Did Not Play
Mar 5 PIT@PIT Did Not Play
Mar 4 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 5:39 0:00
Mar 2 ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 17:37 0:31
Feb 28 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 17:42 0:00
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Feb 26 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:07 0:20
Feb 25 COL@COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:47 0:05
Feb 19 CHI 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 17:28 0:03
Feb 18 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:15 3:05
Feb 16 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:02 0:39
Feb 14 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 20:39 1:45
Feb 12 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 20:06 0:00
Feb 11 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 24:13 0:00
Feb 9 ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 25:16 0:00
Feb 7 SAN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:35 0:00
Feb 6 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:38 0:09
Feb 4 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 25:23 0:00
Feb 2 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 27:04 0:26
Jan 31 MON@MON 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 3 3 22:47 0:00
Jan 26 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 25:32 0:00
Jan 24 NAS@NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 7 24:11 0:00
Jan 21 MON@MON Did Not Play
Jan 20 DET Did Not Play
Jan 17 TOR@TOR Did Not Play
Jan 16 DAL Did Not Play
Jan 13 CAR@CAR Did Not Play
Jan 12 TAM@TAM Did Not Play
Jan 10 PHI Did Not Play
Jan 7 WPG Did Not Play
Jan 5 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Jan 3 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
Dec 31 BOS@BOS Did Not Play
Dec 29 BOS Did Not Play
Dec 27 DET@DET 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 22:33 1:48
Dec 23 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:48 1:13
Dec 22 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:10 1:07
Dec 20 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 24:55 0:27
Dec 17 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 23:07 0:00
Dec 16 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:40 0:51
Dec 13 LOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 5 23:45 0:00
Dec 9 WAS 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:23 0:03
Dec 6 EDM Did Not Play
Dec 5 WAS@WAS Did Not Play
Dec 3 BOS Did Not Play
Dec 1 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 29 OTT@OTT Did Not Play
Nov 25 WAS@WAS Did Not Play
Nov 23 DET Did Not Play
Nov 21 CGY Did Not Play
Nov 19 PIT Did Not Play
Nov 17 TAM Did Not Play
Nov 15 STL@STL Did Not Play
Nov 12 NJD@NJD Did Not Play
Nov 11 NJD Did Not Play
Nov 9 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 23:44 1:21
Nov 7 BOS@BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 23:34 2:01
Nov 5 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:35 0:45
Nov 3 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:35 1:03
Nov 1 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 27:40 0:52
Oct 30 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:43 0:50
Oct 29 FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:56 1:31
Oct 27 MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:44 1:15
Oct 25 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 25:08 3:00
Oct 20 VAN@VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 21:35 1:38
Oct 18 CGY@CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:35 0:28
Oct 16 EDM@EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:11 0:11
Oct 13 MON Did Not Play

Dmitry Kulikov: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kulikov (upper body) will rejoin the lineup Saturday against the visiting Maple Leafs.

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Kulikov (upper body) returned to practice Thursday and should be available Saturday against the Maple Leafs, barring any setbacks.

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Kulikov (upper body) is not in the lineup for Friday night's showdown in Columbus.

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Kulikov (upper body) will miss Tuesday's contest against Philadelphia, Bill Hoppe of the Buffalo Times Herald reports.

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Kulikov (upper body) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Penguins, WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Kulikov (upper body) is unlikely to make the trip for Sunday's game against he Penguins, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Kulikov left Saturday's game against the Lightning due to an upper-body injury and he will not return.

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Kulikov will start sitting out games as a healthy scratch if his play doesn't improve, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Kulikov (back) will return to Buffalo's lineup for Tuesday's game against the Predators, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Head coach Dan Bylsma said there's "a very good chance" that Kulikov (back) will play during the Sabres' three-game road trip that begins Tuesday, WGR 550 reports.

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Kulikov practiced with the team for the first time since suffering his back injury Monday.

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Kulikov (back) skated on his own Sunday, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Kulikov is coming off a somewhat disappointing season in which he put up three goals and 19 assists in 73 games for the Panthers. After scoring eight goals in 2013-14, Kulikov's regression was due to a drastically diminished shooting percentage, which fell from 6.3 percent down to 3.6 percent. It didn't help matters that Kulikov also attempted 44 fewer shots. Playing more than 21 minutes per game while fluctuating in and out of the Panthersí top four, Kulikov is a solid defensive blueliner, but doesn't provide enough on the score sheet to give him much in the way of fantasy value. That said, if he can find a way to ratchet up his shot attempts, he should improve upon last seasonís three-goal output.

2014-15

Five years into his NHL career, the 23 year-old Kulikov is an enigma. Coming off arguably his worst season, Kulikov will need to demonstrate that he still possesses the skills to reemerge as a useful fantasy defenseman. In 2013-14, Kulikov scored just eight goals and 19 points to go along with a minus-26 rating, but he did at least manage to set new career-highs in shots, hits, and PIM, suggesting a some maturation in his physical game even as his scoring dipped. The Panthersí new management staff includes the defensive coach who helped mold a Kings squad that has been among the league's best on that side of the ice, and his tutelage may help boost Kulikov's game. There is reason for some optimism that Kulikov could show some improvement while costing very little to get onto your team, but until he shows dramatic change, he will remain a risky investment.

2013-14

Kulikov recorded a line of 3/7/10 in 34 games with the Panthers last season, but missed the end of the season with a shoulder injury. With the shoulder now surgically repaired, it will be interesting to see if the 22-year-old former first round draft pick can push his offensive game to the next level.

2012-13

Kulikov continues to progress, scoring a career-high 28 points in only 58 games played this past season. Injuries curtailed what was shaping up to be the young defender's finest season, as did several stretches of inconsistency. The former 2009 first-round pick has really picked up his game making him an attractive fantasy option. While there may be some dips in production throughout the course of a season, Kulikov remains a strong long-term prospect, especially in keeper leagues.

2011-12

Kulikov took another step forward in his development, posting career highs in goals (6), assists (20) and points (26). Still only 20 years old, Kulikov has major breakout potential considering an increased opportunity to rack up assists as a result of the Panthers' offseason shopping spree. Kulikov will frustrate owners at times as he continues to work at his game while playing in the NHL, but he's definitely an upside pick.

2010-11

In 2009-10, Kulikov averaged over 17 minutes of ice time in 68 games as a rookie. This 19-year-old is a well-rounded rearguard who could dent the box score more frequently as he matures. Already, he's known as a smart player who can hold his own on the ice. He'll be given every opportunity to thrive on Florida's blue line, but it would be smart to exercise caution when drafting him, as it could take him another season to fully bloom.

2009-10

There are indications the Panthers will give Kulikov a serious look in training camp, but it's more likely that the puck-moving defenseman will end up back in Drummondville of the QMJHL. He's certainly a name to keep an eye on in the future, though.