North American Skater
Russia
DmitryKulikov
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 183
LAST CLUB TEAM: Drummondville, QMJHL
BIRTHDATE: October 29, 1990
MID RANK: 17
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 11
BORN IN: Lipetsk, RUS
• 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 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

• As a member of Team Russia at the 2009 World Junior Championships, he recorded four assists (0-4-4) helping Russia win the bronze medal. He has twice represented Russia at the Under-18 World Championships, winning silver in 2008 and gold in 2007.

• He played his first five years of hockey, starting at the age of six for Lipetsk, Russia before playing for Yaroslavl, Russia.

• If he could invite anyone to dinner he would choose NHL defensemen Andrei Markov and Sergei Gonchar.

• His nickname is “Kuli” and he wears number 29 because of his birthday.

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FAVORITES


NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL Player: Montreal’s Andrei Markov
Movie: American Pie
Actress: Angelina Jolie
Artist: Timati (Russian)
Website: Vkontakte.ru
Book: The Master and Margarita
Pump up song: “Animals Ground” by Nickelback
Home cooked meal: Borsch
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer, Basketball
Activity away from the rink: Training
Place to shop: The Mall at St. Bruno, Montreal
Place to visit: Greece