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Arturs Kulda | Defenseman | #23

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 7 (200) / WPG

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Arturs Kulda has reportedly returned to the KHL.
His North American agent, Rick Curran, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun that Kulda would be playing overseas again this year. Kulda skated in 50 games with Novosibirsk Siber of the KHL last season. He joined the Jets in March, but didn't play in any games. Wed, Sep 11, 2013 07:16:00 AM

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Arturs Kulda scored Latvia's only goal in a 4-1 loss to the United States in world championship action Sunday.

Another future hopeful for Winnipeg's blueline, Jacob Trouba, collected an assist on a power-play goal by David Moss for the Americans in the match. Bobby Butler generated a goal and assist in the win, while Paul Stastny had two helpers.
Mon, May 6, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Arturs Kulda joined his Winnipeg teammates at practice Tuesday for the first time since coming over from the KHL.

He hasn't played since his KHL club was eliminated from the playoffs on March 5. Coach Claude Noel said Kulda may get into some game action with Jets, but for now he'll skate with the team as a depth defender. "I trust his game," said Noel. "I don't know I'm going to judge on practice but I thought he was very good last year in the games. We'll see how he does in practice and we'll go from there."
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 09:29:00 AM

Arturs Kulda, who recently signed with the Winnipeg Jets, would need to clear waivers if he was sent to the AHL.

In other words, Kulda is likely to stay with the Jets for now. He had 15 points and 55 penalty minutes in 50 games with the KHL Novosibirsk Siber this season. Kulda also has two points in 15 career NHL contests.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 05:11:00 PM

Arturs Kulda has agreed to terms with the Winnipeg Jets.

Kulda had 15 points and 55 penalty minutes in 50 games with the KHL Novosibirsk Siber this season. The Atlanta Thrashers took him in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 01:52:00 PM

According to Arturs Kulda's KHL team HC Sibir Novosibirsk, the defenseman is set to rejoin the Winnipeg Jets.

The club said that his contract, which was going to expire on April 30th, has been mutually terminated. Kulda notched nine goals, six assists and 55 penalty minutes in 50 games with Sibir Novosibirsk this season.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Arturs Kulda has reportedly signed with a KHL club.

Kulda had six goals and 20 points in 63 AHL games in 2011-12. He also had four penalty minutes in nine contests with the Winnipeg Jets. Had he re-signed with Winnipeg, he would have been regarded as a depth defenseman.
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 11:09:00 AM

As expected, Arturs Kulda has been assigned to the minors.

He cleared waivers on Wednesday and will resume playing for AHL St. John's. Kulda had six points and a plus-9 rating in 13 games with the IceCaps before being called up by Winnipeg.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 04:37:00 PM

Arturs Kulda was placed on waivers by Winnipeg on Tuesday.

He will rejoin the St. John's IceCaps in the AHL if he goes unclaimed. The Jets got Ron Hainsey back from injury on Tuesday night, so Kulda will continue to hone his craft at the minor-league level. He posted a plus-3 rating and eight shots in nine games with the Jets during his NHL stint with the team that began in mid-November.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 07:10:00 AM

Arturs Kulda has been summoned from the minors by Winnipeg.

He has appeared in six games in his NHL career since being selected in the seventh round of the 2006 draft by Atlanta. In 13 games with AHL St. John's, Kulda has posted six points and a plus-9 rating.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 08:52:00 AM

Arturs Kulda has agreed to terms with the Winnipeg Jets.

Kulda had 17 points and 73 penalty minutes in 69 AHL contests last season. He also spent two minutes in the sin bin over the course of two NHL games in 2010-11.
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 08:55:00 AM

Latvian defenseman Arturs Kulda earned a three-game suspension for his hit on Radek Martinek at the World Championships.

The hit occurred in the first period of a 4-2 win for the Czech Republic on Saturday. "The video showed Arturs Kulda jumping into the situation, hitting Martinek's head and neck area," said Chairman of the IIHF Disciplinary Panel Jan-Ake Edvinsson. Martinek is expected to miss the remainder of the tournament with a severe concussion and a severe bruise (hematoma).
Source: Isles Files
Mon, May 2, 2011 06:58:00 AM

Arturs Kulda was returned to the minors on Monday by Atlanta.

He skated in two games with the Thrashers during his NHL stint and posted a minus-2 rating with three shots on goal.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 05:08:00 AM

Arturs Kulda is expected to be a healthy scratch on Friday.

The Thrashers are getting blueliner Tobias Enstrom back on Friday, so someone had to come out of the lineup. Kulda has no points and a minus-two rating in two games since being called up from AHL Chicago.
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 12:44:00 PM

Arturs Kulda has been called up from AHL Chicago.

Kulda has nine points and 52 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games this season. He could make his season debut on Saturday.
Fri, Feb 4, 2011 06:28:00 PM

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