Nikita Kucherov

Age 28 Jun 17, 1993
Maykop RUS
Right Wing shoots left
5'11" 180 cm
183 lbs 83 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 19
UFA Year 2020
Agent Daniel Milstein
Draft Year 2011
Drafted Overall 58
Draft Round 2
Draft Team Tampa Bay Lightning

Transaction History
Jul 8, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov sustained a fractured rib against the Islanders but still managed to play in all five Stanley Cup Finals clashes with the Canadiens, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Jul 2, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a goal on six shots and added a power-play assist in Friday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens in Game 3.
Jun 28, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored two goals and added an assist in Monday's 5-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Jun 25, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (upper body) had two shots and two hits Friday in a 1-0 win over the Islanders in Game 7.
Jun 25, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (upper body) took line rushes during warmups and will play in Friday's Game 7 versus the Islanders, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Jun 25, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Per Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site, coach Jon Cooper told reporters he's "not sure" if Kucherov (upper body) will play in Friday's Game 7 versus the Islanders.
Jun 23, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (upper body) was injured on the first shift of Wednesday's Game 6 versus the Islanders. He did not join the team on the bench to start the second period, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Jun 21, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov registered three assists and three shots in Monday's 8-0 victory over the Islanders in Game 5.
Jun 15, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov registered three assists and two shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over New York in Game 2.
Jun 8, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov provided an assist and two shots in Tuesday night's 2-0 win over the Hurricanes in Game 5.
Jun 5, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored twice, including one power-play goal, and added an assist in Saturday's 6-4 win over Carolina in Game 4. He also had a team-leading six shots.
Jun 3, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov produced two power-play assists, seven shots on goal and four PIM in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes in Game 3.
May 30, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov produced a power-play assist, two hits and four PIM in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Hurricanes in Game 1.
May 26, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov notched two assists in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Panthers in Game 6.
May 24, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (knee) will be in the lineup against Florida on Monday, Dan Rosen of (NHL).com reports.
May 22, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a goal and provided three assists in Saturday afternoon's 6-2 win over Florida, but he suffered a knee injury and had to leave the game early.
May 22, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov exited Saturday's Game 4 versus the Panthers after taking a slash to his left leg from Florida's Anthony Duclair, Jon Lane of (NHL).com reports.
May 21, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov was given a body maintenance day Friday, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
May 18, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov posted an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Panthers in Game 2.
May 16, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (hip) scored a pair of power-play goals on five shots and added an assist in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Panthers in Game 1.
May 15, 2021 Activated Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (hip) will be activated from LTIR and play in Sunday's Game 1 against the Panthers, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
May 13, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (hip) is poised to make his 2020-21 season debut in Sunday's Game 1 matchup with the Panthers, Dan Rosen of (NHL).com reports.
May 4, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (hip) has been cleared to begin taking contact but won't play in any regular-season contests, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Apr 28, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (hip) has been taking part in no-contact drills, but is still weeks from returning, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Mar 12, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (hip) has begun skating, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Dec 23, 2020 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov is set to undergo hip surgery and will miss the entire 2020-21 regular season, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Dec 21, 2020 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (hip) received an injection in his hip last week, reports TSN, and could end up on long-term injured reserve if it fails to respond by next week.
Dec 21, 2020 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov has sustained a hip injury, which puts his status for the start of the 2020-21 campaign in doubt, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Apr 15, 2019 Tampa Bay Lightning | announced RW Nikita Kucherov has served his suspension.
Apr 13, 2019 Suspended Tampa Bay Lightning | (NHL) suspended RW Nikita Kucherov one game for boarding.
Feb 2, 2019 Fined (NHL) fined RW Nikita Kucherov $5,000 for tripping.
Jul 10, 2018 Tampa Bay Lightning | signed RW Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension.
Oct 11, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning | signed RW Nikita Kucherov to a three-year, $14.3 million contract.
Nov 24, 2013 Recalled Tampa Bay Lightning | recalled RW Nikita Kucherov from Syracuse (AHL).
Sep 29, 2013 Assigned Tampa Bay Lightning | assigned RW Nikita Kucherov to Syracuse (AHL).
Sep 10, 2012 Tampa Bay Lightning | signed RW Nikita Kucherov to a three-year contract.
Regular Season Stats

Nikita Kucherov
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2006-2007 Team Moskva U14 Districts Cup U14 5 1 1 2 0
2007-2008 Belye Medvedi Moskva MosJHL 3 1 0 1 2
2007-2008 Team Moskva U15 Districts Cup U15 5 2 2 4 14
2008-2009 Belye Medvedi Moskva MosJHL 22 20 18 38 10
2009-2010 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 53 29 25 54 40 Playoffs 5 0 2 2 0
2009-2010 CSKA Moskva U17 Russia U17 Finals 6 7 2 9 16
Draft Yr 2010-2011 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 41 27 31 58 81 Playoffs 10 5 8 13 0
Draft Yr 2010-2011 Russia U18 |WJAC-19| WJAC-19 4 2 5 7 2
Draft Yr 2010-2011 CSKA Moskva KHL 9 0 2 2 0
Draft Yr 2010-2011 Russia U18 WJC-18 7 11 10 21 6
Draft Yr 2010-2011 Russia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 1 2 2
2011-2012 CSKA Moskva KHL 18 1 4 5 4
2011-2012 Krasnaya Armiya Moskva MHL 23 24 19 43 40 Playoffs 7 3 1 4 0
2011-2012 Russia U20 WJC-20 7 2 5 7 2
2011-2012 Russian Selects U20 Jr Super Series 6 4 3 7 2
2012-2013 Qu├ębec Remparts QMJHL 6 3 7 10 2
2012-2013 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 27 26 27 53 12 Playoffs 14 9 15 24 0
2012-2013 Russia U20 WJC-20 7 5 3 8 4
2013-2014 Syracuse Crunch AHL 17 13 11 24 10
2013-2014 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 52 9 9 18 14 594 57.58 56.70 7.22 53.89 2.59 0.61 1.41 Playoffs 2 1 0 1 0
2014-2015 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 29 36 65 37 995 66.67 59.73 7.72 56.73 3.98 1.45 2.65 Playoffs 26 10 12 22 0
2015-2016 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 77 30 36 66 30 1,068 58.75 55.86 4.79 54.61 2.61 0.90 1.80 Playoffs 17 11 8 19 0
2016-2017 Russia WCup 4 2 1 3 0
2016-2017 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 74 40 45 85 38 1,098 60.22 55.32 6.92 55.10 6.34 0.98 2.35
2016-2017 Russia WC 10 7 8 15 8
2016-2017 Russia EHT 2 0 0 0 0
2016-2017 Russia (all) International 19 11 10 21 10
2017-2018 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 80 39 61 100 42 1,220 57.94 53.21 0.39 54.23 2.37 1.33 2.90 Playoffs 17 7 10 17 0
2018-2019 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 41 87 128 62 1,232 59.42 51.24 -3.42 52.88 1.95 1.17 3.36 Playoffs 3 0 2 2 0
2018-2019 Russia WC 10 6 10 16 4
2018-2019 Russia EHT 3 1 0 1 6
2018-2019 Russia (all) International 13 7 10 17 10
2019-2020 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 68 33 52 85 38 947 66.30 56.10 5.30 54.80 3.80 1.27 3.04 Playoffs 25 7 27 34 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date July 10, 2018
Signing Status RFA
Agent Daniel Milstein
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Potential Lockout Year
Standard Contract | 8 Years $76,000,000 11.66% of cap space
2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Cap Hit $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000
UFA
AAV $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000 $9,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $1,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000
Signing Bonuses $11,000,000 $5,000,000 $8,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Total Salary $12,000,000 $9,000,000 $12,000,000 $9,000,000 $10,000,000 $9,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000
Minors Salary $12,000,000 $9,000,000 $12,000,000 $9,000,000 $10,000,000 $9,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000
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Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date October 11, 2016
Signing Status RFA
Agent Daniel Milstein
Standard Contract | 3 Years $14,300,001 6.53% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Cap Hit $4,766,667 $4,766,667 $4,766,667
RFA
AAV $4,766,667 $4,766,667 $4,766,667
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,250,000 $4,500,000 $5,550,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,250,000 $4,500,000 $5,550,000
Minors Salary $4,250,000 $4,500,000 $5,550,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date September 11, 2012
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,775,000 1.24% of cap space
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Cap Hit $742,500 $711,667 $711,667 $711,667
RFA
AAV $925,000 $894,167 $894,167 $894,167
Performance Bonuses $0 $232,500 $182,500 $132,500
Base Salary $0 $600,000 $650,000 $700,000
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0
Total Salary $0 $692,500 $742,500 $700,000
Minors Salary $0 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
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