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Nikita Kucherov

23-Year-Old Right Wing – Tampa Bay Lightning

2016-17 NHL Stats

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21

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28

PP Pts

17

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6

PIM

26

2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The summer of 2016 felt painfully long for Kucherov fans who kept waiting and waiting for the Bolts to announce they'd inked the sniping winger to a new long-term deal. But July came and went without an announcement and fans worried even more. They shouldn't be concerned – K...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 178   DOB: 6/17/1993   BORN: Moscow, Russia   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #58 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nikita Kucherov Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $14.29 million contract extension with the Lightning in October of 2016.

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Kucherov scored a pair of goals with a plus-2 rating and five shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-0 win against the Kings.

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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
2015-16 22 NHL TB 77 30 36 66 9 30 209 14.4 4 0 18:13 9 16 25 3:59 61 28
2016-17 23 NHL TB 51 21 28 49 6 26 162 13.0 4 0 18:56 7 10 17 3:15 19 15
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Nikita Kucherov – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

18:56

Average Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 18:56.

3:15

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 3:15 during power plays.

0:02

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 0:02 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 14:57 3:08 0:02
2015-16 18:13 3:59 0:03
2016-17 18:56 3:15 0:02

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Nikita Kucherov
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Feb 19 @COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 0 0 19:07 2:49
Feb 18 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:41 1:06
Feb 11 @WPG 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:49 1:57
Feb 10 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 23:47 2:12
Feb 7 LOS 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 0 0 20:44 3:17
Feb 4 ANA 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 6 0.0 1 0 23:25 7:05
Feb 2 OTT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:56 4:06
Jan 31 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:47 2:28
Jan 26 @FLA 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 21:03 4:42
Jan 24 @CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 16:11 2:42
Jan 21 @ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 20:58 4:51
Jan 19 @SAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:48 3:51
Jan 17 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:28 3:21
Jan 16 @LOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:42 2:51
Jan 13 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 19:42 3:13
Jan 12 BUF 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 18:21 4:27
Jan 8 @PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 16:58 2:35
Jan 7 @PHI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 20:35 1:45
Jan 5 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:06 2:42
Jan 3 WPG 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 7 28.6 0 0 17:28 4:51
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Dec 31 CAR 0 2 2 -1 0 0 2 0 4 0.0 1 0 17:47 1:57
Dec 29 TOR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:25 4:52
Dec 28 MON 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 17:44 2:10
Dec 23 @WAS Did Not Play
Dec 22 STL Did Not Play
Dec 20 DET Did Not Play
Dec 17 @EDM Did Not Play
Dec 16 @VAN Did Not Play
Dec 14 @CGY Did Not Play
Dec 10 PIT 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 6 0.0 0 0 18:55 2:47
Dec 8 VAN 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 15:28 2:50
Dec 4 @CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:42 5:39
Dec 3 WAS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 17:34 3:22
Dec 1 @STL 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:09 0:10
Nov 29 @CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 1 22:53 1:28
Nov 27 @BOS 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:42 1:55
Nov 25 CLM 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 22:56 1:49
Nov 23 PHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 2 21:46 5:42
Nov 21 @NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 18:54 1:36
Nov 19 @PHI 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:54 2:38
Nov 17 @BUF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:35 1:55
Nov 15 @DET 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 100.0 0 1 24:34 3:19
Nov 14 @NYI 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 17:38 5:42
Nov 12 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:18 1:51
Nov 10 NYI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 1 18:54 5:09
Nov 7 @FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 23:58 2:18
Nov 5 NJD 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 50.0 1 0 16:22 2:56
Nov 3 BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:48 4:47
Nov 1 @NYI 2 2 4 2 2 2 0 0 5 40.0 0 0 21:20 8:22
Oct 30 @NYR 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:45 4:38
Oct 29 @NJD Did Not Play
Oct 27 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 4:22 0:00
Oct 25 @TOR 1 3 4 4 0 0 1 0 3 33.3 0 0 15:18 2:50
Oct 22 @OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:20 1:42
Oct 20 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:57 3:28
Oct 18 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:03 3:37
Oct 15 NJD 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:21 3:30
Oct 13 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:43 4:07

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

Kucherov had two assists in Tampa Bay's 3-2 shootout win over Anaheim on Saturday.

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Kucherov scored the Lightning's only goal Thursday, striking on the power play in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Panthers.

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Kucherov is the team's leading scorer, but the coaching staff feels he has been passing too much lately, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Kucherov has been selected to the Atlantic Division All-Star team.

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Kucherov notched his 16th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.

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Kucherov scored two power-play goals on seven shots and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Jets.

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Kucherov extended his current point streak to four games and six points, all of which have been assists, in Saturday's 3-1 win over Carolina.

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Kucherov (lower body) picked up two assists over 17:44 of ice time in an overtime win over Montreal on Wednesday night. It was his first game back from injury.

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Kucherov (lower body) is considered probable to suit up against Montreal on Wednesday.

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Kucherov (lower body) was activated off injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL's official media page.

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Kucherov (lower body) won't suit up for Thursday's matchup with the Blues, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Kucherov (lower body) remains on injured reserve and has been ruled out against Detroit on Tuesday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015-16

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 precision. His average ice time of 14:57 was below his Triplet linemates, Tyler Johnson (17:14) and Ondrej Palat (17:25). But come playoff time, that number went up to 17 minutes, and he responded with 22 points in 26 games, with 21 of those in an 18-game stretch. He’ll hit the 90-point mark in a few seasons, but this year, he’s more likely to deliver his first 30-goal, 75-point effort. The Triplet Line has only just gotten started, and there’ll be nothing that stops them for the next few years. Get on board early.

2014-15

Kucherov is very talented -- he has a sniper's release and mentality, and executes at Mach speed. He's even unexpectedly worked on his own zone play, so he’s more than a one-zone wonder. His star is rising and so will his ice time. Right now, he has a shot at a regular, top-six gig, and that could mean slotting in right next to Valtteri Filppula. He could easily triple his output from 2013-14 (19 points). That means he's a borderline play in standard 10- or 12-team single-year leagues, but it’s in dynasty formats where he’s a real asset.

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.