New York Islanders
New York Islanders
Nikolay Kulemin
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 07/14/1986
AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Magnitogorsk, RUS
DRAFTED: TOR: 2006-44 overall

Signed by the Islanders as a free agent to a four-year deal on July 2, 2014.


Selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (44th overall) of the 2006 National Hockey League Draft. Agreed to a two-year deal with Toronto on July 2, 2010. Agreed to a two-year deal with Toronto on July 20, 2012. Agreed to a one-year deal with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL during the NHL work stoppage on September 17, 2012.

Scored 31 points (15g/16a) in 82 games during his first season with the Islanders...Was one of three Islanders to appear in every game (Nelson, Tavares)...Led the team with three shorthanded goals and four shorthanded points...Had five multi-point games...The Islanders were 18-5-1 when he scored a point...Recorded his 200th NHL point on Oct. 25 vs. Dallas...Had three points (2g/1a), including his third SHG of the season on Jan. 19 vs. Philadelphia...Appeared in his 500th NHL game on Apr. 4 vs. Buffalo.

2013-14: Scored 20 points (9g/11a) in 70 games during his sixth season with the Toronto Maple Leafs...Tied for second on the team with four game-winning goals...Missed 12 games from Oct. 5-30 with an ankle injury suffered during practice on Oct. 4. 2012-13: Played in all 48 games for the Maple Leafs during the abbreviated NHL season, collecting 23 points (7g/16a) in his fifth season with Toronto... Played 36 games for Magnitogorsk (KHL), collecting 38 points (14g/24a) with 26 penalty minutes...Collected a career-high three assists, registered a plus-3 rating and was named Second Star on Jan. 23 at Pittsburgh...Recorded his 100th NHL assist on Apr. 20 at Ottawa. 2011-12: Scored 28 points (7g/21a) in 70 games during his fourth season with Toronto...Tied for second on the team in plus-minus (+2)...Scored on a penalty shot on Dec. 16 at Buffalo (Ryan Miller)...Played in his 300th career NHL game on Mar. 7 at Pittsburgh...Suffered a finger injury on Mar. 13 at Florida and missed the final 12 games of season. 2010-11: Established career highs in goals (30), assists (27), points (57) and games played (82) during his third season with Toronto...Finished second on the team in goals and game-winning goals (5) and was third in plus-minus (+7). ..Established career highs for plus/minus, penalty minutes (26), power-play goals (5), game-winning goals and shots (173)...Scored a goal in three-consecutive games from Nov. 2-6...Collected a career high four points (2g/2a) on Jan. 7 at Atlanta...Recorded his 100th NHL point (1a) on Jan. 15 vs. Calgary...Suffered a facial injury on Jan. 24 at Carolina...Played his 200th NHL game on Jan. 25 at Tampa Bay...Registered a season-high, six-game point streak (5g/3a) from Feb. 1-10...Had a career-high, four-game goal streak (4g) from Feb. 5-10...Scored his 30th goal of the season on Apr. 5 vs. Washington. 2009-10: Played 78 games during his second season with Toronto, scoring 36 points (16g/20a) with 16 penalty minutes...Led the team in overtime goals (2) and shorthanded goals (1)...Finished second in game-winning goals (3)...Recalled from the Toronto Marlies (American Hockey League) on Oct. 1...Posted his first career multi-goal game (2g) on Oct. 28 at Dallas...Played in his 100th NHL game and scored a goal on Dec. 10 at Boston...Registered a six-game point streak (4g/4a) from Mar. 7-16... Was a healthy scratch four times, all in October. 2008-09: Played 73 games as a rookie with Toronto, collecting 31 points (15g/16a)...Played five AHL games for the Toronto Marlies...Scored the game-winning goal in his NHL debut on Oct. 9 at Detroit...Recorded his first NHL assist on Oct. 23 at Boston...Assigned to the Marlies on Jan. 7...Recalled from the Marlies on Jan. 11...Missed four games due to an ankle injury from Jan. 13-19...Assigned to the Marlies on Jan. 23 and recalled on Jan. 26....Did not play on Mar. 19 at Florida due to the birth of his son...Recorded three points (1g/2a) on Mar. 21 at Montreal and Apr. 3 at Philadelphia...Missed the final game of the season due to an ankle injury (Apr. 11). 2007-08: Played 57 games for Magnitogorsk of the Russian Super League, collecting 33 points (21g/12a) with 63 penalty minutes...Ranked first on Magnitogorsk goals (tie) and fourth in penalty minutes...Tied for fifth in the Russian Super League in goals and 18th in points...Played 11 playoff games for Magnitogorsk, scoring four points (2g/2a) with 29 penalty minutes...Ranked second in Magnitogorsk playoff penalty minutes. 2006-07: Played 54 games for Magnitogorsk during his second season in the Russian Super League, collecting 39 points (27g/12a)...Led Magnitogorsk in goals and ranked second in points...Was second in Russian Super League goals, eighth in points and tied for fifth in plus-minus (+17)...Played 15 playoff games for Magnitogorsk, collecting 11 points (10g/1a) with 10 penalty minutes... Led Magnitogorsk in playoff goals and playoff points (tie)...Led the Russian Super League in playoff goals and was second in points (tie). 2005-06: Scored 12 points (5g/7a) in 31 games for Magnitogorsk of the Russian Super League...Played 11 playoff games for Magnitogorsk, collecting six points (2g/4a)...Played four games for Magnitogorsk-2 of the Russia-3 League, scoring four points (3g/1a). 2004-05: Played 43 games for Magnitogorsk-2 of the Russia-3 League, posting 22 points (9g/13a) with 44 penalty minutes...Led the team in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes...Ranked sixth in Russia-3 League goals, 3rd in assists (tie) and fifth in points. 2003-04: Played 43 games for Magnitogorsk-2 of the Russia-3 League, collecting 26 points (8g/18a) with 91 penalty minutes. 


2015: Played in all seven games of the Islanders’ First Round series against Washington...Recorded a goal and an assist...Scored the game winner in Game 6, the last game ever played at Nassau Coliseum. 2013: Played seven playoff games for the Maple Leafs, collecting one assist. Made NHL playoff debut in game one of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 1 at Boston...Recorded his first career NHL playoff point (assist) on May 4 at Boston.


Represented Russia at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi...Skated with Russia at seven World Championships (2015 - Czech Republic; 2014 - Minsk; 2012 - Helsinki/Stockholm; 2011 - Slovakia; 2010 - Germany; 2007 - Russia; 2006 - Latvia), winning gold in 2014 and 2012, silver in 2010 and bronze in 2007. Won silver at the 2006 World Junior Championships (Vancouver) and gold at the 2004 World Under-18 Junior Championships (Minsk).