EDMONTON, AB - The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Dmitry Kulikov from the New Jersey Devils, in exchange for a conditional 2022 4th round draft pick. The draft pick becomes a 2022 3rd round pick if the Oilers advance to the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Kulikov, 30, has appeared in 38 games with New Jersey this season, posting two points (2A), 26 penalty minutes and a -4 plus/minus rating.
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The 6'1", 204-pound defenceman has appeared in 715 career NHL games over 12 seasons with the Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets and New Jersey Devils accumulating 172 points (35G, 137A), 453 penalty minutes and a -62 plus/minus rating. Kulikov has also recorded seven points (1G, 6A), 18 penalty minutes and a -2 plus/minus rating in 24 career playoff games.
The Lipetsk, Russia native has represented Russia several times internationally, most recently at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Kulikov also played for Russia three times (2015, 2011 and 2010) at the World Hockey Championship.
Kulikov was Florida's first round selection, 14th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft.