Wild sign defender Dmitry Kulikov to two-year, $4.5M contract

New Jersey Devils defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (70) skates with the puck against Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 26, 2021, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenceman Dmitry Kulikov to a two-year, $4.5-million contract, the club announced Wednesday.

Kulikov split the 2020-21 season between the Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils, putting up four points in 48 games while averaging 19:10 minutes of ice per night.

Prior to his time in Edmonton and Jersey, he spent time in Buffalo, Florida and Winnipeg.

The 30-year-old has 725 career NHL games on his resume, with 174 points in that span.

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