New Jersey Devils add former Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dmitry Kulikov

Unrestricted free agent defenceman Dmitry Kulikov has found a new home after spending the last three years in Winnipeg.

He’s headed to New Jersey after getting a one-year contract from the Devils.

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The Devils announced the new contract on Thursday, which will pay him $1.15 million. It’s a sharp decline from the $4.3 million he made with the Jets last season.

He signed with the Jets as a free agent in the summer of 2017.

The 29-year-old appeared in 51 games for the Jets last season where he scored twice and added eight assists.

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“Kulikov is an experienced, physical left-shot defenceman who skates well,” Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald said in a media release.

“His ability to play both the right and left side brings value to our defense corps.”

He’s also played for the Florida Panthers and the Buffalo Sabres over 11 NHL seasons. Kulikov has played nearly 700 NHL games.

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