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Nikita Kucherov

23-Year-Old Right Wing – Tampa Bay Lightning

2015-16 NHL Stats

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PP Pts

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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 Ė 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 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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  Overall Power Play Defense
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
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Nikita Kucherov – Playing Time Overview

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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

18:13

Average Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 18:13.

3:59

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 3:59 during power plays.

0:03

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 0:03 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 13:07 1:12 0:00
2014-15 14:57 3:08 0:02
2015-16 18:13 3:59 0:03

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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
May 26 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 18:57 0:31
May 24 PIT 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:48 1:07
May 22 @PIT 2 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 2 100.0 2 1 21:30 3:46
May 20 PIT 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 17:02 4:25
May 18 PIT 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:36 1:01
May 16 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 21:36 0:56
May 13 @PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 21:44 0:49
May 8 NYI 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 2 0 22:46 5:36
May 6 @NYI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 3 1 23:32 3:57
May 3 @NYI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 22:52 3:55
Apr 30 NYI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 20:21 4:12
Apr 27 NYI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 2 0 20:52 1:54
Apr 24 @DET Did Not Play
Apr 21 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 22:34 6:22
Apr 19 @DET 2 1 3 0 0 2 1 0 7 28.6 0 0 21:07 5:59
Apr 17 @DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 15:56 3:16
Apr 15 DET 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 17:46 4:56
Apr 13 DET 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 1 0 16:28 3:27
Apr 9 @MON Did Not Play
Apr 7 @NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:15 1:43
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Apr 5 @NYR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:44 9:32
Apr 4 @NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 20:18 3:43
Apr 2 NJD 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 0 18:40 8:07
Mar 31 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:52 4:10
Mar 28 TOR Did Not Play
Mar 26 FLA Did Not Play
Mar 25 NYI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 18:26 3:34
Mar 22 DET 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 19:33 4:00
Mar 19 @ARI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 19:22 5:31
Mar 17 @DAL 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 50.0 0 0 21:35 0:32
Mar 15 @TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 17:17 3:31
Mar 13 @CLM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 10:19 1:53
Mar 11 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:06 1:05
Mar 8 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:13 3:18
Mar 7 @PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 2 14:03 1:01
Mar 5 CAR 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 19:20 3:43
Mar 3 @OTT 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 13:58 0:47
Feb 29 @TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:37 0:57
Feb 28 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:17 0:37
Feb 26 @NJD 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 15:55 4:47
Feb 23 ARI Did Not Play
Feb 21 @CAR Did Not Play
Feb 20 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 16:21 2:56
Feb 18 WPG 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 20:40 5:29
Feb 16 SAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 20:06 1:40
Feb 14 STL 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 1 0 18:01 3:10
Feb 12 NAS 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 100.0 0 0 16:56 3:04
Feb 9 @MON 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 2 22:06 2:01
Feb 8 @OTT 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 16:45 2:35
Feb 5 PIT 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:26 1:02
Feb 3 DET 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 50.0 0 0 16:12 1:36
Jan 27 TOR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:27 3:16
Jan 23 @FLA 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:51 3:53
Jan 21 CHI 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 15:47 3:40
Jan 19 EDM 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 16:30 1:26
Jan 17 FLA 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 0 0 16:50 1:15
Jan 15 PIT 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:48 3:46
Jan 12 @COL 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:22 2:47
Jan 9 @VAN 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 21:00 3:39
Jan 8 @EDM 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 18:13 3:40
Jan 5 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:05 0:00
Jan 2 MIN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 2 18:52 1:13
Dec 30 NYR 0 2 2 -2 0 0 2 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:09 5:46
Dec 28 MON 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 6 16.7 3 0 20:13 2:51
Dec 26 CLM 0 2 2 -1 0 0 2 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:55 6:00
Dec 22 VAN 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 26:01 11:49
Dec 20 OTT 0 2 2 -1 4 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:32 2:34
Dec 18 @WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:37 3:07
Dec 15 @TOR 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 21:42 3:52
Dec 14 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 22:52 2:28
Dec 12 WAS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 3 0 21:54 5:07
Dec 10 OTT 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 40.0 2 0 15:52 2:41
Dec 6 @LOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 18:20 6:01
Dec 5 @SAN 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 66.7 1 1 15:48 2:45
Dec 2 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:25 4:20
Nov 28 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 18:26 5:36
Nov 27 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:25 1:46
Nov 25 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 19:01 2:50
Nov 21 ANA 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 100.0 1 0 19:06 3:30
Nov 19 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 20:41 3:01
Nov 16 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 23:32 2:23
Nov 14 FLA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 20:51 1:58
Nov 12 CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:54 1:14
Nov 10 BUF 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 20:42 4:51
Nov 7 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 18:18 2:26
Nov 5 @BUF 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 16:30 3:49
Nov 3 @DET 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 18:38 3:50
Nov 1 @CAR 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:06 4:43
Oct 31 BOS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 18:35 4:26
Oct 29 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:25 3:09
Oct 27 @STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:32 0:11
Oct 24 @CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 17:45 3:58
Oct 23 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:25 2:31
Oct 20 @NAS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 2 17:13 2:12
Oct 17 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:59 3:10
Oct 15 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:20 2:15
Oct 13 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 15:33 3:21
Oct 12 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 13:21 2:36
Oct 10 @BUF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 17:37 4:24
Oct 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 still has not signed a contract extension, but the Lightning are hopeful they will have the sniping winger signed by the time he returns from the World Cup, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The tournament ends Oct. 1.

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Kucherov, a restricted free agent who has a qualifying offer on the table, has yet to come to terms with the Lightning on a new contract, but head coach Jon Cooper said, "I'm confident Kuch is going to sign back," the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Kucherov, a restricted free agent, was given a qualifying offer by the Lightning on Monday.

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Kucherov amassed two goals and an assist Sunday, playing a huge role in Tampa's 4-3 overtime win over the Penguins for Game 5.

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Kucherov dished out a pair of assists Friday while skating to a team-high 4:25 on the power play in a 4-3 win over the visiting Penguins in Game 4.

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Kucherov dished out a pair of assists in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Penguins.

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Kucherov sniped his league-leading eighth goal of the postseason in Friday's 2-1 overtime road win over the Islanders in Game 4.

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Kucherov scored the game-tying goal with 39 seconds remaining in regulation during Tuesday's eventual 5-4 overtime win versus the Islanders.

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Kucherov scored a goal and fired a game-high seven shots on net in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to the Islanders.

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Kucherov had a goal and two assists in a 3-2 win in Game 4 on Tuesday against Detroit.

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Kucherov scored a goal and added an assist while skating to a plus-3 in Friday's 5-2, Game 2 win over the visiting Red Wings.

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Kucherov racked up two goals, an assist and a plus-3 rating Wednesday in a Game 1 win over the Red Wings.

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2015-16

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 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. Heíll hit the 90-point mark in a few seasons, but this year, heís more likely to deliver his first 30-goal, 75-point effort. The Triplet Line has only just gotten started, and thereíll 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 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.