STATS: 74 GP, 1 G, 16 A, 17 PTS
Kulikov is the longest tenured Panther and the only one around since I became a fan in 2009-10. He had a great 2015-16 campaign. He is a great two-way defenseman. He started to struggle a bit in my opinon after being named to Russia’s World Cup of Hockey Roster. Still he had a great year. He needs to score goals though. Ekblad is our only goal scoring defenseman. I think Kulikov needs to score goals. I hope Kulikov is with us for a long time because he is a great player.