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Dmitry Kulikov
Dmitry Kulikov
Defenseman
(dih-MEE-tree kool-IH-kawf)
Number: 7
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 29, 1990  (Age 25)
Birthplace: Lipetsk, Russia
Drafted: FLA / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (14th overall) PROSPECT BIO
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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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