Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Lightning logo

Age 29 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 logo

Transaction History
Jun 28, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov was hampered by a meniscus injury in the postseason but was able to play through it, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports Tuesday.
Jun 24, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a power-play goal on six shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 5.
Jun 21, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (undisclosed) is expected to suit up against the Avalanche for Game 4 on Wednesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Jun 20, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | There was no update on Kucherov's (undisclosed) status after Monday's Game 3 win, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports. He scored two assists with a plus-3 rating in 17:46 of ice time.
Jun 15, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov notched an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 1.
Jun 11, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov notched an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Rangers in Game 6.
Jun 9, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov supplied an assist and fired three shots on goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Rangers in Game 5.
Jun 7, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Rangers.
Jun 5, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov recorded a goal and two assists in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Rangers.
Jun 3, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov logged a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final.
May 22, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov logged a goal and three assists in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Panthers.
May 17, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Panthers.
May 12, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a goal on six shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
May 10, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-3 Game 5 loss to the Maple Leafs.
May 8, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov notched two assists and two PIM in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 4.
May 5, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov had a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 5-3 Game 2 win over Toronto.
Apr 29, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov tallied two assists in Friday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.
Apr 28, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Apr 24, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov had two goals and three power-play assists in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Panthers.
Apr 23, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov had a goal and two assists in a 6-2 win over Nashville on Saturday.
Apr 22, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a goal and logged an assist in Thursday's 8-1 win over Toronto.
Apr 16, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov had two goals and two assists in a 7-4 win over the Jets on Saturday.
Apr 15, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a goal Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks.
Apr 2, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a goal and added two assists in a 5-4 shootout loss to Montreal on Saturday.
Mar 29, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov dished out three power-play assists in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes.
Mar 28, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov has just one goal in his last 13 games.
Mar 16, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a goal on three shots, dished a power-play assist and added two PIM in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Kraken.
Mar 6, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov logged an assist and three shots on goal in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Mar 2, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Feb 26, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Nashville in the Stadium Series outdoor game on Saturday.
Feb 23, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Oilers.
Feb 15, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov notched a goal, an assist and five shots in Tuesday's 6-3 win over New Jersey.
Feb 10, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a goal on eight shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Feb 10, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (not injury related) is expected to participate in Thursday's road game against Colorado, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Feb 1, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (not injury related) will not be in the lineup against San Jose on Tuesday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports,
Feb 1, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (not injury related) departed the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, per Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site.
Jan 25, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov was designated for the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, per Joe Smith of The Athletic.
Jan 22, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov recorded two assists, four shots on goal and two PIM in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Sharks.
Jan 18, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a power-play goal on four shots, dished an assist, logged three hits and went minus-2 in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Kings.
Jan 15, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov delivered two assists Saturday in a 3-1 win over Dallas.
Jan 13, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov put up two assists Thursday in a 4-2 win over Vancouver.
Jan 12, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored three goals, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Sabres.
Jan 6, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) recorded two assists Thursday in a 4-1 win over the Flames. It was his first game since Oct. 16.
Jan 6, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) was cleared to participate in Thursday's contest against Calgary, per Joe Smith of The Athletic.
Jan 2, 2022 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Coach Jon Cooper said he expects Kucherov (lower body) to return in mid-January, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Dec 4, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) participated in Saturday's morning skate, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official sitee reports.
Oct 27, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) underwent surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.
Oct 18, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) is expected to miss some significant time with coach Jon Cooper telling reporters, "Definitely not a day-to-day thing," Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Oct 18, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov (lower body) is scheduled to meet with a specialist to determine the next steps, with surgery on the table, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Oct 16, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov went to the locker room in the third period of Saturday's game with an injury, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Oct 14, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | Nikita Kucherov | Kucherov scored a power-play goal on eight shots and added three assists in Thursday's 7-6 overtime win over the Red Wings.
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.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Nikita Kucherov
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning logo 47 25 44 69 1 22 704 55.60 51.20 0.10 51.00 1.40 1.19 2.98
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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
2009-2010 Team Moskva U17 Districts Cup U17 2 0 0 0 0
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
2021-2022 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 47 25 44 69 22 704 55.60 51.20 0.10 51.00 1.40 1.19 2.98 Playoffs 23 8 19 27 0
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Active Contract

Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
Signing Date July 10, 2018
Signing Status RFA
Agent Daniel Milstein
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Standard Contract | 8 Years $76,000,000 11.52% of cap space
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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
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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
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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 Tampa Bay Lightning logo
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
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Signing Team Tampa Bay Lightning logo
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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