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86 Nikita Kucherov RW

Tampa Bay Lightning

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
99%76%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
30366693018:01
Latest News
  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Tendered qualifying offer

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/27/16) Kucherov, a restricted free agent, was given a qualifying offer by the Lightning on Monday.

    On top of his already fantastic regular season, 66 points in 77 outings, Kucherov increased his value in the playoffs as he tallied 11 goals and eight assists while averaging over 20 minutes of ice time per night. It is no surprise that the organization wants to ensure that they retain the 23-year-old's rights and at least receive some compensation if they are unable to agree to a new long-term deal.

    Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Hangs another multi-point effort on Pens

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/23/16) 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.

    With Steve Stamkos still dealing with his blood clot issue, Kucherov has stepped up as the offensive leader of the Bolts. He's manufactured seven points (two goals, five assists) in the last three games and with 19 playoff points, only trails Sharks forward Logan Couture and his 20 markers. If you're lucky enough to own Kucherov in playoff formats but haven't been starting him, we're going to pretend that it's a technical glitch.

    Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Grabs two helpers in Game 4 victory

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/20/16) Kucherov dished out a pair of assists while skating to a team-high 4:25 on the power play in a 4-3 win over the visiting Penguins in Game 4.

    With the two apples, Kucherov overtakes linemate Tyler Johnson (who scored the game-winner in this one) as the Lightning's leading playoff point-getter with 16 in 14 games. The 22-year-old has been dynamite since the postseason got underway back on April 13 against Detroit, as he's racked up five multi-point games and an equally-impressive plus-14 rating, which paces the NHL. Not surprisingly, Johnson comes in second at plus-13, so it's easy to see why the Bolts are just six wins around from their second Stanley Cup.

    Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Dishes two helpers in Game 3 loss

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/18/16) Kucherov dished out a pair of assists in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Penguins.

    Kucherov has garnered plenty of attention for his goal-scoring this postseason, but he proved capable of picking up points without finding the back of the net in this one. He's still yet to light the lamp against Pittsburgh, but the Russian winger's significant offensive involvement suggests there isn't much cause for concern.

    Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Clutches up again Friday with game-tying goal

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/6/16) Kucherov sniped his league-leading eighth goal of the postseason in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime road win over the Islanders in Game 4.

    The 22-year-old Russian has shown a real knack for the net in four games against the Islanders, finding twine three times. Kucherov also received a hearty 23:32 of ice time in this one (overtime only lasted 1:32), so it's clear who head coach Jon Cooper feels is his best gamebreaker at this stage of the playoffs. After breaking out last spring with 22 points in 26 postseason contests, Kucherov has been rising to the occasion again with 11 in nine postseason games thus far -- in addition to a plus-9 rating -- and will continue to be leaned up heavily with captain Steven Stamkos (blood clot) still shelved.

  • April 9, 2015: Bolts' Kucherov Gets Trio Of Helpers
    Kucherov picked up three assists in Thursday's overtime win over the Devils.It was his first multi-point game since Feb. 22, but he does have five points (one goal, four assists) in his last five games. His line with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat were on fire Thursday night and that's great news for the Bolts as they head into the playoffs.
    March 30, 2015: Bolts' Kucherov Gets Goal, Hits 60-Point Mark
    Kucherov hit the 60-point plateau Monday when he scored his 28th goal of the season in a win over Montreal.Dang -- we underestimated this guy on draft day. But honestly, how many sophomores explode like this? He's among the league leaders in plus-minus (plus-36) and his 60 points put him in a class with Anze Kopitar and Jordan Eberle this season. Use him well.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Tampa Bay5299183303010
2014-15Tampa Bay8229366538202002
2015-16Tampa Bay773036669904001
2116881149501409013
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2013-14Tampa Bay1028.8681:5991861:470:0014007
2014-15Tampa Bay19115.21225:591599181:012:12371111
2015-16Tampa Bay20914.41402:211607251:122:07300015
50213.53310:194124494:004:19811133
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Tampa Bay21010000000
2014-15Tampa Bay261012227303000
2015-16Tampa Bay171181913300000
4522204220603000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2013-14Tampa Bay333.323:13350:330:000000
2014-15Tampa Bay5717.5441:4461375:380:2914012
2015-16Tampa Bay5121.6342:2744456:091:068004
11119.8807:241092132:201:3522016
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/178
Birthdate:
6/17/1993
Age:
23
Hometown:
Moscow, Russia
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience:
3
Awards:

2014-15: Plus/Minus Leader
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