Team: Brett Kulak
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Fantasy Summary

Two-way puck moving defenseman with upside of second pairing.


Observations

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August 2020 – Kulak has been a sneakily strong defenseman for the Canadiens in his two years since arriving in Montreal. He is not the most flashy which is shown through his humble seven assists in 56 games during the regular season, and three assists in 10 playoff games. However, Kulak excelled at controlling shot attempts while on the ice at even strength with an identical 57.4% corsi in the playoffs and the regular season. He may not be scoring goals or landing a big hit, but Kulak is a smooth skater with a good first pass. You might not notice him when he is on the ice but that is because he is almost always making the right play and transitioning the puck up the ice. Pablo Ruiz

 

Oct 2018 – Brett has been traded to Montreal for Rinat Valiev and Matt Taormina. He has been assigned to Laval. Kulak is a quality NHL defender but had his job stolen by prospects who passed him. This will give in another opportunity to continue his NHL career. – Joel Henderson

 

July 2018 – Kulak received a qualifying offer from the Flames and has filed for arbitration. This was essentially his first NHL season as he suited up for 71 games over the course of the year. After Christmas, he played anywhere from eight to 15 minutes a night and rarely any special teams time. The coaching staff simply relied on him to fill the bottom pairing minutes with Stone. Kulak remains the most interesting Flames D since there is pressure on all sides. He is the only top-six player who is not under a multi-year contract and he has three prospects knocking at the jar to take his minutes. Kulak’s future might simply depend on how much the new coach likes him. – Joel Henderson

 

Dec 2017 – Good News? It seems it good Kul