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Nikolai Kulemin
Nikolai Kulemin
Left Wing  - TOR
(KOO-luh-mihn)
Number: 41
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 225
Shoots: Left
Born: 14 Jul 1986  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Magnitogorsk, Russia
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Drafted: TOR / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (44th overall)

Pet Peeve: Loud talkers
Favourite NHL tea m growing up: Detroit Red Wings
Favourite Movie: Happy Gilmore
Favourite offseason activity: Soccer

BECAME A LEAF: Toronto's second choice, 44th overall, in 2006 Entry Draft.

TRANSACTIONS: None.

2011-12 SEASON: Played 70 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 28 points (7 goals, 21 assists) with 6 penalty minutes. Ranked 2nd on the Maple Leafs in plus/ minus (+2-tie). Collected 2 assists Oct. 30 at Ottawa. Collected an assist in 3-consecutive games (Nov. 22 – 27). Scored on a penalty shot Dec. 16 at Buffalo (Ryan Miller). Became 1st Leafs player to score on a penalty shot since John Pohl on Dec. 26, 2006 vs. Minnesota (Manny Fernandez). Collected 2 points (goal, assist) Jan. 10 vs. Buffalo. Collected at least 1 assist in 3-consecutive games (Jan. 24 – Feb. 1). Played 300th career NHL game Mar. 7 at Pittsburgh. Left game due to finger injury Mar. 13 at Florida. Missed final 12 games of season (Mar. 15 – Apr. 7) due to finger injury. Did not score on 1 shootout attempt. Selected to play for Russia at IIHF World Championship. Played 10 games for Russia collecting 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists). Won gold medal with Russia.

CAREER: 2010-11: Played 82 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 57 points (30 goals, 27 assists) with 26 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st (tie) on the Maple Leafs in shorthanded goals (1); 2nd on team in goals and gamewinning goals (5); and 3rd on team in plus/minus (+7). 1 of 5 Maple Leafs players to play in all 82 regular season games. Established career highs for games played, goals, assists, points, plus/minus, penalty minutes, powerplay goals (5), game-winning goals and shots. Registered a 4-game point streak to start the season (Oct. 7 – 15) with 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists). Scored a goal in 3-consecutive games (Nov. 2 – 6). Collected a career-high 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) Jan. 7 at Atlanta. Collected 100th career NHL point (assist) Jan. 15 vs. Calgary. Left game due to facial injury Jan. 24 at Carolina. Played 200th career NHL game Jan. 25 at Tampa Bay. Scored career-high 17th goal of season Feb. 1 vs. Florida. Registered a season-high 6-game point streak (Feb. 1 – 10) with 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists). Registered a career-high 4-game goal streak (Feb. 5 – 10) with 4 goals. Scored 30th goal of season Apr. 5 vs. Washington. Selected to play for Russia at IIHF World Championship. Played 9 games for Russia scoring 1 goal with 2 penalty minutes.

2009-10: Played 78 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) with 16 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on team in overtime goals (2) and shorthanded goals (1-tie), and 2nd in game-winning goals (3-tie). Recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) Oct. 1. Scored 2 goals (1st career multigoal game) Oct. 28 at Dallas. Played in 100th NHL game and scored a goal Dec. 10 at Boston. Registered a 6-game point streak (Mar. 7 - 16) with 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists). Scored GWG goal in overtime, collected an assist, and named 1st star Mar. 27 vs. NY Rangers. Healthy scratch 4 times this season, most recently Oct. 24 at Vancouver. Played 9 games for Russia at World Championship collecting 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) with 25 penalty minutes. Won silver medal with Russia.

2008-09: Played 73 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 31 points (15 goals, 16 assists) with 18 penalty minutes. Played 5 games for the Toronto Marlies. Played 1st NHL game and scored 1st NHL goal (Chris Osgood - GWG) and point Oct. 9 at Detroit. Became 1st player to make his NHL debut in a seasonopener against the defending Stanley Cup champion and score a goal in that game since Eric Lindros did so for the Flyers against the Penguins on Oct. 6, 1992. Collected 1st NHL assist Oct. 23 at Boston. Assigned to the Marlies Jan. 7. Recalled from the Marlies Jan. 11. Missed 4 games due to ankle injury (Jan. 13 - 19). Assigned to the Marlies Jan. 23. Recalled from Toronto Marlies Jan. 26. Did not dress and was a healthy scratch Feb. 21 vs. Vancouver. Did not play Mar. 19 at Florida due to birth of son Alexei. Registered 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) Mar. 21 at Montreal. Collected 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) Apr. 3 at Philadelphia. Missed final game of season due to ankle injury (Apr. 11).

2007- 08: Played 57 games for Magnitogorsk of the Russian Super League collecting 33 points (21 goals, 12 assists) with 63 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st in Magnitogorsk goals (tie) and 4th in penalty minutes. Ranked 5th (tie) in Russian Super League goals and 18th (tie) in points. Played 11 playoff games for Magnitogorsk collecting 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) with 29 penalty minutes. Ranked 2nd in Magnitogorsk playoff penalty minutes.

2006-07: Played 54 games for Magnitogorsk of the Russian Super League collecting 39 points (27 goals, 12 assists) with 42 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st in Magnitogorsk goals and 2nd in points. Ranked 2nd in Russian Super League goals, 8th in points and 5th (tie) in plus/minus (+17). Played 15 playoff games for Magnitogorsk collecting 11 points (10 goals, 1 assist) with 10 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st in Magnitogorsk playoff goals and 1st in playoff points (tie). Ranked 1st in Russian Super League playoff goals and 2nd in points (tie). Played 9 games for Russia at World Championship collecting 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist). Won bronze medal with Russia.

2005-06: Played 31 games for Magnitogorsk of the Russian Super League collecting 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists). Played 11 playoff games for Magnitogorsk collecting 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists) with 6 penalty minutes. Played 4 games for Magnitogorsk-2 of the Russia-3 League collecting 4 points (3 goals, 1 assist) with 6 penalty minutes. Played 4 games for Russia at IIHF World Junior Championship collecting 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) with 25 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st (tie) on Russia Junior Team in goals and 3rd (tie) in points. Won silver medal with Russia Junior Team. Played 7 games for Russia at IIHF World Championship collecting 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists) with 2 penalty minutes.

2004-05: Played 43 games for Magnitogorsk-2 of the Russia-3 League collecting 22 points (9 goals, 13 assists) with 44 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on Magnitogorsk-2 in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes. Ranked 6th in Russia-3 League goals, 3rd in assists (tie) and 5th in points.

2003-04: Played 43 games for Magnitogorsk-2 of the Russia-3 League collecting 26 points (8 goals, 18 assists) with 91 penalty minutes. Played 6 games for the Russia at World U-18 Championship collecting 2 assists and 2 penalty minutes.

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