The New York Islanders announced today that Nikolai Kulemin has agreed to terms on a four-year National Hockey League contract.
Kulemin, 27, scored 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in 70 games last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was the 6’1, 225-pound left winger’s sixth NHL season with Toronto.
In 421 career NHL games, all with the Maple Leafs, Kulemin has 195 points (84 goals, 111 assists). His best season came in 2010-11, when he recorded career highs in goals (30), assists (27) and points (57) in 82 games.
Toronto selected Kulemin in the second round (44th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut 2008-09 with Toronto.
The Magnitogorski, Russia, native played for Team Russia this year at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He also won gold at the 2014 World Championships, marking his sixth World Championship appearance and his fourth medal (two gold, one silver, one bronze).
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