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Nikita Kucherov

23-Year-Old Right Wing – Tampa Bay Lightning

2016-17 NHL Stats

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16

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

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Kucherov scored a power-play goal in the 2-1 shootout victory over the Capitals on Saturday.

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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 26 13 16 29 10 15 73 17.8 3 0 18:43 4 5 9 3:15 8 12
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Nikita Kucherov – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

18:43

Average Time On Ice

On average, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 18:43.

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 18:43 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
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
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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 potted a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Thursday's 5-4 loss to St. Louis.

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Kucherov scored a goal and added an assist with three shots on net over 22:56 of ice time during Friday's loss to Columbus.

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Kucherov potted his ninth goal of the season in Thursday's 4-1 win over Buffalo, stretching his point streak to three games and six points (four goals, two assists).

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Kucherov potted two goals and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Red Wings.

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Kucherov recorded a power-play goal and an assist with three shots on net and a minor penalty during Monday's win over the Islanders.

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Kucherov was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on Monday

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Kucherov scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Devils.

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Kucherov's assist Thursday against the Bruins extended his current point streak to three games and six points, including four assists.

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Kucherov exploded for four points -- two goals and two assists -- in Tuesday's 6-1 victory over the Islanders.

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Kucherov (upper body) is listed in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Rangers.

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Kucherov (upper body) will not play Saturday night, when the Lightning take on the Devils, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. "Let's just hope it's only a couple games or just one game," coach Jon Cooper said.

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Kucherov (upper body) is day-to-day after leaving Thursday's game against Montreal.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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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.