Ducks Move Kulikov to the Penguins

Have faith, Anaheim Ducks fans; there is some movement finally from General Manager Pat Verbeek. He moves out pending UFA Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov for a 2024 3rd Round Pick and veteran Left Wing Brock McGinn, retaining a portion of Kulikov’s salary.

Anaheim Ducks Trade to Pittsburgh Penguins: 

Dmitry Kulikov

2009 1st Round Pick #14 overall

6’1”, 201 lbs, 32 years old

61GP 3G 12A 15P -11

A rare Ducks Russian player, Kulikov came to the Ducks when traded from the Minnesota Wild for future considerations which became a 4th-round pick. 

Pittsburgh Penguins trade to Anaheim Ducks:

2024 3rd Round Pick

Brock McGinn

2012 2nd Round Pick #47 overall

6’ 187lbs 29 years old

60GP 10G 6A 16P 

McGinn is a 469-game veteran LW described as a defense-first player with an occasional finisher’s touch. He is the brother of former Av’s and Ducks winger Jamie McGinn. McGinn carries a $2.75M cap hit with two more years on his contract. 

I know that we are all looking forward to what becomes of John Klingberg, But this is a nice return for the low-cost original add of Kulikov. Solid asset management for General Manager Verbeek. Pat made several moves at or after the deadline last time, and I am feeling positive, thinking he knows exactly where he is going. As we have all been able to read on multiple Ducks Twitter threads, “Let Him Cook.” We can judge the meal after its hits the table.

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