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Citizenship: Canadian Citizenship and Kulemin

citizenship: It seemed like just a simple procedural step for the family, who had put down roots in the city where their two children were born, according to Toronto Star. Russian Forward Nikolay Kulemin spent six seasons playing with the Maple Leafs in Toronto, where his two children were born. The 32-year old Russian, a forward with the Toronto hockey team between 2008 and 2014, and his wife Natalia, applied for Canadian citizenship in December 2014. A Federal Court ruling has opened the door for Kulemin to reapply for Canadian citizenship after his earlier bid was rejected. Kulemin played for the Leafs until 2014 and applied for Canadian citizenship shortly after he was traded to the New York Islanders. Paul Bereswill / Getty Images file photo Jannik Hansen looks for a way past Nikolay Kulemin as the Toronto Maple Leafs play the Vancouver Canucks at Air Canada Centre during a game in 2014. ( As reported in the news.