Brett Kulak

Brett Kulak

28-Year-Old DefensemanD
Edmonton Oilers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brett Kulak in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $5.55 million contract with the Canadiens in May of 2019. Traded to the Oilers in March of 2022.
Game-time decision for Game 7
DEdmonton Oilers
May 14, 2022
Kulak (undisclosed) didn't take part in morning skate and is a game-time decision for Saturday's Game 7 against the visiting Kings, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.
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Michaels expects Kulak to play, but the 28-year-old should be considered a game-time decision for now. Kulak has recorded assists in back-to-back games and averaged a solid 18:15 of ice time in the series, so his absence would certainly be felt if he's forced to miss time.
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2021–22 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:05
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:38
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:58
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:06
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:54
 
Ice Time
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Short-Handed
2019–20
17:08
0:03
0:13
2020–21
16:06
0:02
0:02
2021–22
17:05
0:00
1:38
2021–22
17:58
0:06
0:54
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Kulak produced just seven assists in 56 contests last year, and his 59 hits and 50 blocked shots were nothing spectacular, either. The 26-year-old defenseman has never been an offensive dynamo -- his career high is 17 points in 2018-19 -- and he hasn't topped 10 points in any of his five other campaigns. His real-world value stems from his defensive ability, which means fantasy managers will have little need for his services in 2020-21 outside of the deepest of formats. Kulak will likely struggle to reach 10 points with only modest contributions in other categories this year.
Kulak was an unheralded acquisition that turned out to be a shrewd move by general manager Marc Bergevin and an outright win for the Canadiens. Acquired for a couple of AHL regulars, Kulak was stationed at AHL Laval to start the season, but was summoned by the parent club in late November. He stayed with the Habs for the rest of the campaign, setting career highs in goals (6) and assists (11) while posting a plus-12 rating in 57 games. The 25-year-old was often tasked with taking on a top-four role, and had a positive impact on the possession stats of Montreal's top two defensemen, Shea Weber and Jeff Petry, while doing so. The former Flame signed a three-year deal to remain with Montreal in May, and he's expected to return to a top-four role in 2019-20, but he likely won't produce enough offense to warrant consideration in most fantasy formats.
After notching just two goals and eight points in 71 games during the 2017-18 campaign, Kulak earned a one-year, $900,000 deal through arbitration. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the 24-year-old has yet to find much NHL success, notching only 11 points in 101 career games. Furthermore, he averaged just under 13 minutes of ice time last year and should be expected to fill a similar role in 2018-19. Kulak doesn't warrant much fantasy attention.
Kulak split his time between the ECHL and AHL last season, collecting 43 points in 65 combined games. He did see one game at the tail end of the Flames' season, but that was in a largely meaningless game in which the Flames were trying out a handful of new players. Kulak is likely to get as the Flames' sixth defenseman spot in the fall, but odds are high he won't be able to pass up Deryk Engelland or Tyler Wotherspoon and will begin the season in the AHL. If he can gain some experience and build and improve his skills a bit more, the slight defenseman has a better shot at making the big leagues.
Following a 60-point effort in 69 games with the WHL Vancouver Giants in 2013-14, Kulak scored three points in six games with AHL Abbotsford at season's end. Kulak signed a three-year entry-level contract with Calgary in March, so the Flames definitely see potential in the 20-year-old defender. He should get a shot at starting the season with AHL Adirondack.
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Helpers in back-to-back games
DEdmonton Oilers
May 12, 2022
Kulak provided an assist, three hits, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Kings in Game 6.
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Picks up first assist of playoffs
DEdmonton Oilers
May 10, 2022
Kulak notched an assist and four hits in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Kings in Game 5.
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Tallies in Friday's victory
DEdmonton Oilers
April 29, 2022
Kulak scored a goal on two shots, logged four hits and added two PIM in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Canucks.
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Helps out in overtime
DEdmonton Oilers
April 28, 2022
Kulak logged an assist, three shots on goal and five hits in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks.
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Sees larger role
DEdmonton Oilers
April 27, 2022
Kulak notched an assist, three shots on goal, three hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Penguins.
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