Claimed by Nashville from Dallas in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Traded to Edmonton by Nashville for Phoenix's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Nashville selected Matt Koalska) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 12, 2000. Missed majority of 2000-01 season after volunteering to enter NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse Program, March 26, 2001.
I kept refreshing the page on the NHL website after the second round and I was shocked he lasted that long. I'm sure the Coyotes were pretty happy to get him. He's such a good player and he plays big in big games.
— Arizona Coyotes forward Henrik Samuelsson on prospect Edgars Kulda being draftedd