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Nikita Kucherov

22-Year-Old Right Wing – Tampa Bay Lightning

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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

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Kucherov scored his 21st goal of the season, and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Red Wings.

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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 51 21 24 45 4 20 123 17.1 4 0 18:17 8 13 21 3:17 48 19
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Time On Ice Stats

18:17

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 18:17.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 3:17 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 13:07 1:12
2014-15 14:57 3:08
2015-16 18:17 3:17

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Nikita Kucherov
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 5 PIT 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:26 1:02
2016-2Feb 3 DET 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 50.0 0 0 16:12 1:36
2016-1Jan 27 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:27 3:16
2016-1Jan 23 @FLA 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:51 3:53
2016-1Jan 21 CHI 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 15:47 3:40
2016-1Jan 19 EDM 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 16:30 1:26
2016-1Jan 17 FLA 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 0 0 16:50 1:15
2016-1Jan 15 PIT 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:48 3:46
2016-1Jan 12 @COL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:22 2:47
2016-1Jan 9 @VAN 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 21:00 3:39
2016-1Jan 8 @EDM 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 18:13 3:40
2016-1Jan 5 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:05 0:00
2016-1Jan 2 MIN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 2 18:52 1:13
2015-12Dec 30 NYR 0 2 2 -2 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:09 5:46
2015-12Dec 28 MON 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 6 16.7 3 0 20:13 2:51
2015-12Dec 26 CLM 0 2 2 -1 0 0 2 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:55 6:00
2015-12Dec 22 VAN 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 26:01 11:49
2015-12Dec 20 OTT 0 2 2 -1 4 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:32 2:34
2015-12Dec 18 @WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:37 3:07
2015-12Dec 15 @TOR 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 21:42 3:52
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2015-12Dec 14 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 22:52 2:28
2015-12Dec 12 WAS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 3 0 21:54 5:07
2015-12Dec 10 OTT 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 40.0 2 0 15:52 2:41
2015-12Dec 6 @LOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 18:20 6:01
2015-12Dec 5 @SAN 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 66.7 1 1 15:48 2:45
2015-12Dec 2 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:25 4:20
2015-11Nov 28 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:26 5:36
2015-11Nov 27 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:25 1:46
2015-11Nov 25 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 19:01 2:50
2015-11Nov 21 ANA 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 100.0 1 0 19:06 3:30
2015-11Nov 19 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 20:41 3:01
2015-11Nov 16 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 23:32 2:23
2015-11Nov 14 FLA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 20:51 1:58
2015-11Nov 12 CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:54 1:14
2015-11Nov 10 BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 20:42 4:51
2015-11Nov 7 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 18:18 2:26
2015-11Nov 5 @BUF 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 16:30 3:49
2015-11Nov 3 @DET 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 18:38 3:50
2015-11Nov 1 @CAR 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:06 4:43
2015-10Oct 31 BOS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 18:35 4:26
2015-10Oct 29 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:25 3:09
2015-10Oct 27 @STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:32 0:11
2015-10Oct 24 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 17:45 3:58
2015-10Oct 23 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:25 2:31
2015-10Oct 20 @NAS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 17:13 2:12
2015-10Oct 17 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:59 3:10
2015-10Oct 15 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:20 2:15
2015-10Oct 13 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:33 3:21
2015-10Oct 12 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 13:21 2:36
2015-10Oct 10 @BUF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 17:37 4:24
2015-10Oct 8 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 18:58 3:02

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

Kucherov had his eight-game point streak end Wednesday in a 1-0 win over Toronto.

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Kucherov netted two points against Edmonton on Tuesday.

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Kucherov potted a pair of goals in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

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Kucherov scored the overtime-winning goal and had an assist Saturday against Vancouver.

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Kucherov sniped his 14th goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Wild. The goal extended his point streak to eight games and 12 points (three goals, nine assists).

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Kucherov picked up two power-play assists, but finished with a minus-2 rating Wednesday against the Rangers.

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Kucherov's point streak now stands at seven games and 11 points after he put up two assists, both of which came on the power play, in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

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Kucherov scored a power-play goal Monday night in a 4-3 shootout loss to Montreal. The goal extended his point streak to six games and nine points, including seven assists.

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Kucherov's point streak now stands at three games and five points after a two-assist day Sunday in a win over Ottawa. He has one goal and four assists in that span.

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Kucherov scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Maple Leafs. He has seven points, including six goals, in his last six games.

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Kucherov scored the Lightning's only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night. It was his fifth goal in his past four games.

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Kucherov scored two goals, including one on the power play, in Thursday's 4-1 win over Ottawa.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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 heís 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 itís in dynasty formats where heís 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" Ö 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.