Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with defenceman Dmitry Kulikov on a three-year contract with an average annual value of $4,333,333.
Video: Dmitry Kulikov conference call
Kulikov, 28, played in 47 games for the Buffalo Sabres last season and recorded five points (2G, 3A). The Lipsetsk, Russia native has played eight seasons in the NHL for Buffalo and the Florida Panthers during which he played 507 career games and picked up 143 points (30G, 113A). He has five points (1G, 4A) in 13 career playoff games.
Kulikov was drafted by the Panthers in the first round (14th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.
Born Oct 29 1990 -- Lipetsk, Russia
Height 6.01 -- Weight 204 -- Shoots L