The Edmonton Oilers would like to continue their association with defenseman Brett Kulak.
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Obtained from the Montreal Canadiens last March, the 28-year-old fullback could become an unrestricted free agent on July 13.
According to the Edmonton Journal, general manager Ken Holland has a meeting with Kulak's agent, Gerry Johannson, this week.
The former CH color holder has two goals and six assists for eight points in 18 regular season games with the Oilers. He also had five assists in 16 playoff games.
If the association with his childhood team were to end here, Kulak would only have fond memories of it. However, last week, Kulak did not rule out a return to the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge when he spoke with a representative of the "Journal de Montreal".
"There is definitely a chance to see me again in Montreal," he said. I'll definitely think about it. I loved my time with the Montreal Canadiens. From day one, I was treated with class. I felt really special to be part of this organization.”
Kulak joined the Habs in October 2018, via a trade with the Calgary Flames. In four seasons and 215 games with CH, he scored 11 goals and provided 34 assists for 45 points, in addition to maintaining a differential of 4.
By passing the Alberta guard to the Oilers this season, the Canadiens obtained defenseman William Lagesson, a conditional second-round pick in 2022 and a selection in the seventh round of the 2024 auction.