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Nikita Kucherov

21-Year-Old Right Wing – Tampa Bay Lightning

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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. His star is rising and so will his ice time. Right now, he has a shot at a regular, top-six gig and that means slotting in bes...

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

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Nikita Kucherov Contract Information:

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

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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

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Nikita Kucherov – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Right Wing

Time On Ice Stats

13:07

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 13:07.

1:12

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 1:12 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 13:07 1:12

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Nikita Kucherov 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 22 at MON Did Not Play
Apr 20 at MON Did Not Play
Apr 18 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:16 0:33
Apr 16 MON 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 11:57 0:00
Apr 13 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 12:37 1:29
Apr 11 CLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 10:38 1:47
Apr 10 PHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 11:49 0:00
Apr 8 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 12:35 0:00
Apr 5 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 8:37 0:33
Apr 3 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:14 0:00
Apr 1 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:20 0:00
Mar 30 at DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 11:05 0:00
Mar 29 at BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 10:17 0:00
Mar 27 NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:23 0:00
Mar 24 OTT 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 8:41 0:00
Mar 22 at PIT Did Not Play
Mar 20 at OTT Did Not Play
Mar 19 at TOR Did Not Play
Mar 17 VAN Did Not Play
Mar 15 NJ Did Not Play
Mar 13 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:09 0:13
Mar 10 PHO Did Not Play
Mar 8 BOS Did Not Play
Mar 6 BUF 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:52 2:32
Mar 4 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:45 1:44
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Mar 2 at COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 11:35 2:43
Mar 1 at DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:15 2:41
Feb 27 at NSH 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:22 3:20
Feb 8 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 12:06 1:06
Feb 6 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:34 0:32
Feb 4 at MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:12 0:37
Feb 1 at MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:02 0:47
Jan 30 at OTT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:59 2:25
Jan 28 at TOR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:53 1:21
Jan 25 COL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:45 2:10
Jan 23 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 10:54 0:00
Jan 19 at CAR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 2 13:06 1:34
Jan 18 SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 16:20 0:37
Jan 16 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:07 0:50
Jan 14 at NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 9:18 0:14
Jan 13 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:34 3:07
Jan 11 at PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 16:21 1:45
Jan 9 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 13:28 0:35
Jan 7 at WPG 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 14:38 1:26
Jan 5 at EDM 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 13:06 0:53
Jan 3 at CGY 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 10:08 2:41
Jan 1 at VAN 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 12:38 1:41
Dec 29 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:19 1:05
Dec 28 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:58 1:57
Dec 23 at FLA 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:04 2:11
Dec 21 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:01 1:42
Dec 19 NSH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 11:36 2:02
Dec 17 at NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:32 0:31
Dec 15 at DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:39 0:00
Dec 14 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 12:30 0:04
Dec 12 DET 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 14:47 0:15
Dec 10 at WAS 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 14:07 2:19
Dec 7 WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:50 0:00
Dec 5 OTT 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:57 1:03
Dec 3 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:18 1:40
Nov 29 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:31 2:00
Nov 27 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 1 15:56 2:43
Nov 25 NYR 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 11:31 0:52
Nov 22 at ANH Did Not Play
Nov 21 at SJ Did Not Play
Nov 19 at LA Did Not Play
Nov 16 at PHO Did Not Play
Nov 14 ANH Did Not Play
Nov 12 at MON Did Not Play
Nov 11 at BOS Did Not Play
Nov 9 at DET Did Not Play
Nov 7 EDM Did Not Play
Nov 2 STL Did Not Play
Nov 1 at CAR Did Not Play
Oct 29 at NJ Did Not Play
Oct 27 at FLA Did Not Play
Oct 26 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 24 CHI Did Not Play
Oct 19 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 17 MIN Did Not Play
Oct 15 LA Did Not Play
Oct 12 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 10 FLA Did Not Play
Oct 8 at BUF Did Not Play
Oct 5 at CHI Did Not Play
Oct 3 at BOS Did Not Play

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

Kucherov's assist Sunday was his third point in his last four games.

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Kucherov tallied his ninth goal of the season in Monday's shootout loss to the Senators.

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Kucherov picked up an assist in Tuesday's loss to Toronto. He has a point in each of his last two games, and three points in his last four.

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Kucherov scored his eighth goal of the season Sunday in a win over the Hurricanes. Five of those goals have come in the last 11 games.

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Kucherov scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Rangers.

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Kucherov scored his third goal in three games in Sunday's loss to the Oilers. It came on the power play.

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Kucherov scored his fifth goal of the season during Tampa Bay's 2-0 win over the Flames on Friday.

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Kucherov picked up the first two assists of his NHL career in Monday's win over Florida.

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Kucherov scored the Bolts' only regulation goal in a 2-1 shootout win over the Red Wings on Thursday night. He has a goal in each of his last two games.

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Kucherov scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's shootout loss to Washington.

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Kucherov, who scored his first goal in his first NHL game Monday, has impressed Lightning coach Jon Cooper. "He is one of these guys that has that uncanny ability to put the puck in the net," Cooper said. "The kid can play. ... I've watched him develop, and he's kind of turned the corner a little quicker than most guys."

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Kucherov got the scoring started early in the first period Monday against the Rangers, putting a puck past Henrik Lundqvist for a goal in his first NHL game.

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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.