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Nikita Kucherov

22-Year-Old Right Wing – Tampa Bay Lightning

2014-15 NHL Stats

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29

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36

PP Pts

15

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38

PIM

37

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kucherov’s emergence in 2014-15 was nothing short of incredible. Although he was a well-regarded prospect, no one saw his rookie-season offensive explosion coming -- he collected 29 goals, 65 points and a plus-38 rating in the regular season, and he did it with pinpoint prec...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 171   DOB: 6/17/1993   BORN: Maikop, Russia   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #58 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Lightning in September of 2012.

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Kucherov (upper body) is on the ice for pregame warmups and is expected to play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Blackhawks on Monday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

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Nikita Kucherov NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2013-14 20 NHL TB 52 9 9 18 3 14 102 8.8 3 0 13:07 3 1 4 1:12 15 19
2014-15 21 NHL TB 82 29 36 65 38 37 191 15.2 2 0 14:57 2 13 15 3:08 65 28
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Nikita Kucherov – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

14:57

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 14:57.

3:08

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 3:08 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 13:07 1:12
2014-15 14:57 3:08

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Nikita Kucherov 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jun 15 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 15:00 1:17
Jun 13 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 1:17 0:00
Jun 10 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:10 4:45
Jun 8 at CHI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 18:17 2:11
Jun 6 CHI 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 5 0 14:23 3:16
Jun 3 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 18:48 2:36
May 29 at NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 19:20 0:00
May 26 NYR 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 66.7 1 0 18:58 2:41
May 24 at NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 1 17:47 3:04
May 22 NYR 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:06 3:38
May 20 NYR 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 16:57 1:33
May 18 at NYR 0 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:37 3:20
May 16 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 18:54 3:08
May 12 MON 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 66.7 1 0 14:21 1:32
May 9 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 19:02 0:00
May 7 MON 1 0 1 -3 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 13:09 2:18
May 6 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:30 3:03
May 3 at MON 2 0 2 -2 0 2 0 0 3 66.7 2 0 17:07 5:10
May 1 at MON 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 25:57 5:09
Apr 29 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 20:21 4:38
Apr 27 at DET 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 0 17:08 1:58
Apr 25 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:31 3:17
Apr 23 at DET 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 21:07 4:00
Apr 21 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:59 4:15
Apr 18 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:06 3:14
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Apr 16 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 16:52 5:35
Apr 11 BOS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 16:37 1:08
Apr 9 NJ 0 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:57 6:40
Apr 4 at FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 11:28 0:58
Apr 2 at OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 15:21 1:29
Mar 31 at TOR 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 0 15:42 3:02
Mar 30 at MON 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 13:33 3:42
Mar 28 at DET 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 15:55 3:55
Mar 26 NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:43 2:29
Mar 24 FLA 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 3 0 15:06 0:00
Mar 22 BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:06 0:41
Mar 20 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:30 3:00
Mar 16 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:40 2:06
Mar 14 WPG 1 0 1 1 15 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 13:15 0:47
Mar 12 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 14:46 2:02
Mar 10 at MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 18:47 3:20
Mar 7 DAL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 15:28 3:55
Mar 5 TOR 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 14:00 2:05
Mar 3 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 15:34 1:11
Mar 1 at FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 14:13 0:52
Feb 27 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 15:00 5:04
Feb 22 at COL 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 16:45 2:54
Feb 21 at ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 16:42 4:02
Feb 18 at ANH 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 12:00 1:35
Feb 16 at LA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:12 1:38
Feb 15 at SJ 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:07 0:51
Feb 12 STL 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:57 1:37
Feb 10 at NSH 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:52 1:47
Feb 8 ANH 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 15:32 3:56
Feb 7 LA 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 14:26 1:30
Feb 5 at DAL 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 0 1 13:52 1:53
Feb 3 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:09 1:23
Jan 31 CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:53 3:54
Jan 29 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:26 0:00
Jan 27 at CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 15:08 2:03
Jan 20 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 14:27 4:14
Jan 17 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:59 0:53
Jan 15 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:50 0:56
Jan 13 at BOS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 18:53 3:49
Jan 12 at PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 18:35 3:08
Jan 9 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:26 3:44
Jan 6 at MON 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:29 5:04
Jan 4 at OTT 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:40 7:16
Jan 2 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:36 3:08
Dec 31 at BUF 2 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 5 40.0 0 0 14:51 2:57
Dec 29 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:06 2:22
Dec 27 CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 15:43 3:51
Dec 23 PIT 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 14:43 2:05
Dec 20 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:21 0:16
Dec 19 at NJ 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 20:16 3:29
Dec 16 at PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 15:49 2:31
Dec 15 at PIT 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 0 1 14:23 1:22
Dec 13 at WAS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:43 1:41
Dec 11 CAR 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 100.0 1 1 14:49 1:19
Dec 9 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 13:45 2:03
Dec 6 CLS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:19 1:36
Dec 4 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:15 2:41
Dec 2 at BUF 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 14:57 0:47
Dec 1 at NYR 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:40 2:20
Nov 29 OTT 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 15:22 3:08
Nov 26 NYR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 16:45 0:58
Nov 22 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:04 0:08
Nov 20 at TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:17 2:19
Nov 18 at NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:56 1:54
Nov 17 at NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 13:56 1:23
Nov 15 NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 13:52 1:36
Nov 13 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 16:38 2:26
Nov 11 at CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 13:24 2:32
Nov 9 at DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:21 1:43
Nov 8 at CLS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:16 0:34
Nov 6 CGY 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 14:20 0:58
Nov 1 WAS 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 15:42 1:34
Oct 30 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 13:42 2:21
Oct 28 ARI 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 6 50.0 0 0 16:40 1:58
Oct 25 at MIN 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 15:07 2:53
Oct 24 at WPG 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:43 2:18
Oct 21 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 8:39 0:00
Oct 20 at EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:06 1:37
Oct 18 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8:05 0:45
Oct 14 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:34 1:09
Oct 13 MON 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 10:21 0:37
Oct 11 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:02 1:17
Oct 9 FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 12:50 3:52

Nikita Kucherov: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Coach Jon Cooper told reporters that Kucherov is probable for Monday's Game 6 against the Blackhawks, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Kucherov (upper body) was "in considerably better shape today [Sunday] than he was last night," coach Jon Cooper said to the Tampa Bay Times. "These two days will give him the rest he needs."

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Kucherov (upper body) will travel with the team to Chicago ahead of Monday's Game 6 against the Blackhawks, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Kucherov exited in the first period of Saturday's Game 5 against the Blackhawks and didn't return after crashing into the goal, hitting his neck on the post.

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Kucherov picked up a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. He now sits second in postseason scoring with 10 goals and 11 assists.

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Kucherov and the rest of the Triplets Line -- Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat -- are in a bit of a slump. They have three goals and eight points in their last five games and half of those points came in garbage time in a 7-3 Game 6 blowout to the Rangers.

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Kucherov potted a pair of garbage-time goals in Tuesday's Game 6 loss to the Rangers.

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Kucherov scored the game-winning goal 3:33 into overtime Wednesday night to lift the Lightning to a 6-5 victory over the Rangers. He also picked up an assist.

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Kucherov tallied three assists -- two on the power play -- in Monday's Game 2 win over the Rangers.

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Kucherov scored two goals -- one an empty-netter -- and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's series-clinching win over Montreal.

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Kucherov scored two power-play goals -- including the game-winner -- in Sunday's 6-2 win over Montreal.

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Kucherov scored in double overtime Friday to win Game 1 for the Lightning over Montreal.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Holy smokes, this kid is talented. Kucherov spent part of this past season on the sideline, first recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and then a hand ouch. But he still knocked off a remarkable 63 points in just 33 games in the QMJHL and that put him into the league's top-50 scorers. Guess who his numbers compare to when you break it down to a point-per-game pace? Yup, CHL Player of the Year and now teammate, Jonathan Drouin. Nice. Sure, there are still questions of size, durability and the sad stereotype that comes with young Russian phenoms. But there's a chance he could some day be in the same superstar class as Nail Yakupov. All he needs is a stay-out-of-the-infirmary gold pass. Stash him away in keeper leagues. Now. Just remember he probably won't make a dent in single-year leagues for another couple seasons.

2012-13

Kucherov's offensive skills are absolutely breathtaking and he executes them all at breakneck speed. But he's "forgetful" … he forgets he has teammates and he forgets his team has its own zone. Hey -- isn't that a nicer than saying "puck hog" or "cherry picker?" Oops, we said that out loud. He's a long way away, but his talent alone would be the best in the team's system. Unfortunately, his risk is the highest, too.

2011-12

Kucherov is an offensive wizard -- he set a record at the World Under-18 tourney with 21 points in just seven games -- but he struggles with consistency. He's an elite stick-handler who was arguably the most talented offensive non-North American in his draft class. The Bolts drafted the tiny (5-10, 160) whiz in the second round in 2011 and he has definite star potential. The so-called 'Russian factor' may have contributed to his draft drop but general manager Stevie Yzerman clearly has no concerns about that. He's several years out but he's worth monitoring in keeper formats.