Yesterday morning the Gwinnett Gladiators, the Phoenix Coyotes’ ECHL team outside of Atlanta, announced the signing of former OKC Barons defenseman Kirill Tulupov. Last season during the NHL lockout Tulupov played in Russia with the KHL teams Avtomobilist and Amur Khabarovsk, and he returned to the United States to finish out the season in mid February with the Coyotes’ CHL Arizona Sundogs. Tulupov was a third round pick (#67 overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils.
We wish you all the best Kirill!
Earlier articles and interviews related to Kirill Tulupov:
- Kirill Tulupov Interview – OKC Barons (December 7, 2011)
- Kirill Tulupov – Postscript (December 18, 2011)
- Kirill Tulupov Signs with Avtomobilist KHL (October 11, 2012)
Kirill Tulupov Signs with Amur Khabarovsk (November 15, 2012)
- Kirill Tulupov Signs with the Arizona Sundogs (February 14, 2013)
- Kirill Tulupov: This Season and the Arizona Sundogs (March 26, 2013)
- Ice Hockey and the Wild West: Kirill Tulupov and his stint with the Arizona Sundogs (April 21, 2013)