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Nikita Kucherov

21-Year-Old Right Wing – Tampa Bay Lightning

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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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, so hes 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-...

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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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Kucherov extended his point streak to four games with an assist in Thursday's loss to Toronto. It was his 18th point of the season.

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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 23 8 11 19 10 2 53 15.1 1 0 13:45 0 2 2 1:36 15 6
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Nikita Kucherov – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

13:45

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 13:45.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Nikita Kucherov was on the ice for 1:36 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 13:07 1:12
2014-15 13:45 1:36

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Nikita Kucherov 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 26 NYR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 16:45 0:58
Nov 22 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:04 0:08
Nov 20 at TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:17 2:19
Nov 18 at NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:56 1:54
Nov 17 at NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 13:56 1:23
Nov 15 NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 13:52 1:36
Nov 13 SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 16:38 2:26
Nov 11 at CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 13:24 2:32
Nov 9 at DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:21 1:43
Nov 8 at CLS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:16 0:34
Nov 6 CGY 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 14:20 0:58
Nov 1 WAS 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 15:42 1:34
Oct 30 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 13:42 2:21
Oct 28 ARI 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 6 50.0 0 0 16:40 1:58
Oct 25 at MIN 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 15:07 2:53
Oct 24 at WPG 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:43 2:18
Oct 21 at CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 8:39 0:00
Oct 20 at EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:06 1:37
Oct 18 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8:05 0:45
Oct 14 NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:34 1:09
Oct 13 MON 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 10:21 0:37
Oct 11 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:02 1:17
Oct 9 FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 12:50 3:52

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

Kucherov's strong season continued Tuesday night against the Islanders. He picked up an assist to extend his point streak to three games and three points (one goal, two assists).

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Kucherov potted his seventh goal of the season in Monday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.

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Kucherov scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over Washington. He now has nine points, including five goals, in his last five games.

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Kucherov netted his first career hat trick in Tuesday's 7-3 win over Arizona.

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Kucherov netted his first goal of the season in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Wild.

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Kucherov dished out three assists in Friday's win over Winnipeg.

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Kucherov picked up two assists in Monday's 7-1 drubbing of Montreal.

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Kucherov scored his NHL-leading sixth goal of the preseason in Saturday's win over Florida.

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Kucherov has seen preseason action alongside Steven Stamkos on the Lightning's top line and the sniper is making the best of it. He scored twice Thursday in a 4-1 win over Florida to give him five goals in the preseason.

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Based on warmups, Kucherov will be scratched for Sunday's game against Montreal.

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.