Dmitry Kulikov
DmitryKulikov
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 204
BIRTHDATE: 10/29/1990
AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Lipetsk, RUS
DRAFTED: FLA: 2009-14 overall
 
2014-15: 
Completed sixth NHL season, sixth with Florida...Recorded points in consecutive games March 28-29 (0-3—3)...Notched a season-high four shots March 17 vs. MTL...Recorded a goal, assist and 5 PIM for fighting Mar. 6 vs. DAL...Notched power play goal Feb. 10 vs. ANA...Recorded two-point game (1-1—2) Dec. 28 vs. TOR...Recorded an assist Nov. 20 at SJS...Missed four games due to injury, 
returning Nov. 20 at SJS... Recorded first multi-point game of the season, recording two assists (0-2—2) and two hits Nov. 8 vs. CGY...Hit a season-high TOI 26:14 Nov. 1 vs. PHI... Recorded his 100th career point with an assist Oct. 17 at BUF.

2013-14:
 Completed his fifth NHL season, fifth with Florida...Recorded career high in goals (eight) and games played (81)...Scored first shorthanded goal of career Mar. 31 at NJD...Played in his 300th career game Mar. 18 at SJS...Had three-game point streak (2-1-3: Jan. 26-30...Posted goals in back-to-back games Jan. 18-20...Recorded assist Oct. 27 vs. TBL...Recorded first point of the season (goal) on Oct. 22 vs. CHI.

2012-13:
Completed his fourth NHL season, fourth with Florida...Scored a power play goal Apr. 16 at NYI...Played season-high 26:38 TOI, Apr. 6 vs. WSH... Netted game-winner Apr. 7 vs. OTT...Scored game winning goal Mar. 30 vs. NJD...Missed 10 games with an upper body injury suffered on Mar. 3 vs. CAR...Recorded an assist Feb. 28 vs. BUF...Notched two assists Feb. 26 vs. PIT...Recorded a season-high seven 
hits Feb. 14 vs. MTL...Had two assists at PHI on Feb. 7...Recorded season-high five shots Jan. 22 vs. MTL... Recorded first point of season (assist) Jan. 31 vs. WPG.

2011-12:
Completed his third NHL season, third with Florida...Registered an assist to set career high with 27 pts (4-23-27) in 56 games Apr. 3 vs. WPG...Assist and three blocked shots Mar. 20 at PHI...Scored game-winning SO goal and named first star in return to lineup Mar. 17 vs. BUF...Missed 23 games (knee) Jan. 24 - Mar. 15...Had two assists Jan. 18 at COL....Matched season high with five shots in 26:28 TOI Jan. 16 vs BOS...Finished +2 and scored on first career shootout attempt Dec. 16 vs. CGY...Had career-high in points (2-1-3) Dec. 5 vs. WSH...First goal of the season Nov. 15 at DAL...Recorded career-high and Panthers season-high five-game assist streak (0-6-6, Oct.31- Nov. 10)...
Finished with two assists Nov. 10 at WPG...Had an assist and four takeaways Nov. 6 vs. TBL...Had an assist and season-high four blocked shots Nov. 3 vs. CHI...Skated in 26:15 TOI and recorded an assist Oct. 31 vs. WPG...Matched career high with three-game assist streak (0-4-4, Oct. 22-Oct. 27)...Matched career high with two assists and skated 23:48 Oct. 27 at OTT. Appeared in all seven playoff games. Recorded 
his first career point (assist) in the playoffs during Game Six, Apr. 24 at NJD. 


2010-11:
Completed his second NHL season, second with Florida...Established a new career high with 20 assists this season...Recorded an assist Apr. 2 vs. PIT...Logged career-high 27:03 of ice time Mar. 27 at PIT...Notched a game-high five hits Mar. 22 vs NYR...Recorded a point in four consecutive games (1-3-4) Mar. 12-19...Netted a goal Mar. 15 vs. PHI...Posted six hits Mar. 8 vs. CHI...Recorded assists in back-to-back games Mar. 5-6...Returned to action on Feb. 27 vs. NJD after missing seven games with an ankle injury...Recorded assists in back-to-back games Feb. 1-2...Notched an assist Jan. 25 at NYR...Recorded career-best two assists Jan. 19 vs. CBJ...Scored goals in consecutive games for first time in his career Jan. 15 and Jan. 17...Scored first career GWG Jan. 15 vs. NJD...Tallied a goal Dec. 31 vs. MTL...Notched a goal and an assist Dec. 20 at PHI...Scored his first goal 
of the season Nov. 27 at TBL...Recorded first point (assist) and finished +2 on Nov. 10 vs TOR. 


2009-10:
Completed his first NHL season, first with Florida...Compiled 16 points (3-13-16) in 68 games as a rookie...13 assists are most among rookie defensemen in franchise history...Recorded first two-goal game of his NHL career Nov. 27 vs. TOR...Had first multi-point game (including first NHL goal) on Nov. 7 at WSH...Picked up assists in three straight games (Oct. 10-16)...Recorded his first NHL point (assist) and first as a Panther Oct. 10 vs. 
NJD...Made his NHL debut Oct. 2 at CHI in Helsinki. 


2008-09:
In only his first year with Drummondville, Kulikov led all defensemen with 
62 points (12-50-62) in 57 games and was named the 2008-09 Defensive Rookie of the Year, the Rookie of the Year, the Best Professional Prospect and Defenseman of the Year by the QMJHL.


INTERNATIONAL: 
2011:
Notched three points (2-1-3) and four PIM in nine games for Russia at the World Championship. 

2010:
Skated in nine games for Russia at World Championships in Germany, picking up two assists in helping Russia to silver medal. 

2009:
Member of Team Russia at the 2009 World Junior Championships, he recorded four assists (0-4-4) helping Russia win the bronze medal.

2008:
Represented Russia again at the Under-18 World Championships winning a silver medal.

2007:
Represented Russia at the Under-18 World Championships winning a gold medal.

ETC: 
Began his NHL career at 18 years old...Played one year in QMJHL before being drafted, winning four awards including the QMJHL’s best defenseman and rookie of the year... Speaks English and Russian.