The Calgary Flames on Tuesday signed defenseman Brett Kulak from the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League to a three-year entry-level contract worth $2.45 million.
Kulak, a native of Stony Plain, Alberta, is in his third full season with the Giants. He's tied for eighth in WHL scoring among defensemen with 14 goals and 46 assists for 60 points and 51 penalty minutes in 69 games.
Kulak, a fourth-round pick (No. 105) in the 2012 NHL Draft, was scoreless in four games with the Abbotsford Heat at the conclusion of last season.
We think that Randy is a very good coach. Our players think that Randy is a very good coach. We think that he's going to get the most out of this group. With the addition of the two assistants, a bit of a different dynamic, we're very comfortable that this is a quality coaching staff that's going to maximize the potential of this team.
— Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on head coach Randy Carlyle and his staff