The Florida Panthers signed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year contract extension on Friday.

TSN reported that the deal is worth $13 million.

Kulikov, 23, set career highs last season with 81 games played and eight goals. The Russian averaged nearly 22 minutes per game while finishing second among the team's defensemen in hits and fourth in blocked shots.

"Dmitry is a young, talented and mobile defenseman with tremendous ability who we are pleased to have signed," general manager Dale Tallon said in a statement. "He will be counted upon to be an integral part of our defense for the next several seasons."

In 313 NHL games, all with the Panthers, Kulikov has 24 goals with 75 assists and 201 penalty minutes.

Kulikov, the No. 14 overall pick in the 2009 draft, is the third young defenseman to re-sign with the team in the past eight days, joining Erik Gudbranson Dylan Olsen.