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86 Nikita Kucherov RW

Tampa Bay Lightning

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%97%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
3961100154219:04
Latest News
  • Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Garners max-term deal

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (7/10/18) Kucherov signed an eight-year contract extension with the Lightning on Tuesday. The deal is worth $9.5 million annually.

    This deal will be in effect starting with the 2019-20 season, as the elite winger still has one year remaining on a three-year, $14.3 million contract. Kucherov registered 39 goals and a career-high 61 assists through 80 games last season to finish third in points behind Philadelphia's Claude Giroux and Edmonton's Connor McDavid. The Russian, who also averaged a point per game during the 2018 playoffs, figures to once again join forces with Steven Stamkos and Alex KIllorn to bring out one of the most feared top lines in all of hockey.

    Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Disappears in series vs. Capitals

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/25/18) Kucherov finished the Eastern Conference finals with just one goal and was held off the scoresheet.

    Very simply, he just didn't show up when the Bolts needed him most. Kucherov's last point (assist) in the series came at the 9:04 mark of the first period of Game 5 and that helper was his only point over the last four games of the series. Kucherov's 100-point regular season was the stuff of fantasy legend, but his disappearance when it mattered most will sting well into next season. It won't diminish his fantasy value at draft time next year unless there's an underlying injury that we just haven't heard about.

    Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Producing but at slow pace

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/19/18) Kucherov picked up an assist Saturday in a 3-2 win over Washington in Game 5.

    Kuckerov has 17 points in 15 games this postseason, but his game has left pundits wanting more. Since the first series against the Devils, Kucherov has just seven points (two goals, five assists) in 10 games. The Bolts will need more from him if they move on to the Stanley Cup Final.

    Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Two points in Game 3 win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/15/18) Kucherov scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Capitals in Game 3.

    He was the dominant skater for the Bolts in a much-needed win, leading the team with six shots on goal and creating scoring chances seemingly every time he touched the puck. Kucherov now has a five-game scoring streak going, boosting his postseason totals to seven goals and 16 points in 13 games.

    Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Pots assist

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/14/18) Kucherov snagged an assist in Sunday's 6-2 Game 2 defeat to Washington.

    Perhaps more concerning for fantasy owners than the loss will be the kicking incident in front of the bench for which Kucherov was given an unsportsmanlike penalty. The league may decide to take disciplinary action, which would open the door for the winger to miss a crucial Game 3. While the Russian is slumping with a three-game goal drought, he has earned a point in four straight outings. In the event Kucherov does receive a ban from the league, either Matthew Peca or Cory Conacher would be the leading candidate to replace him in the lineup.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Tampa Bay5299183303010
2014-15Tampa Bay8229366538202002
2015-16Tampa Bay773036669904001
2016-17Tampa Bay74404585131707000
2017-18Tampa Bay80396110015807032
3651471873347839023045
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
2016-17Tampa Bay24616.31438:401735248:311:50382014
2017-18Tampa Bay27914.01585:431817280:410:24420021
102714.36334:4276761023:126:331613168
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2013-14Tampa Bay21010000000
2014-15Tampa Bay261012227303000
2015-16Tampa Bay171181913300000
2017-18Tampa Bay1771017-6203000
6229305914806000
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
2017-18Tampa Bay6111.5304:3240164:060:0210005
17216.91111:561493196:261:37320111
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/178
Birthdate:
6/17/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
Maykop, Russia
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience:

Awards:

2014-15: Plus/Minus Leader