Stanley Cup Final
Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov  #86

Tampa Bay Lightning  Right Wing
NUMBER: 86 BIRTHDATE: June 17, 1993  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 184 DRAFTED: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Has recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) over his past four games - Scored his second overtime winning goal of the postseason in Game 3 vs. New York - Posted his second three-assist game of the postseason in Game 2 at New York - Ranks tied for second in the NHL for points (16) and tied for third for goals (seven) - Scored a pair of power play goals in Game 2 at Montreal First Round - 7 GP, 0G, 4A, 4 PTS, +5, 0 PIM Second Round - 6 GP, 6G, 1A, 7 PTS, +0, 0 PIM ECF - 3 GP, 1G, 4A, 5 PTS, +1, 0 PIM 2014-15 Regular Season - Set a new Lightning franchise record, and ranked tied for first in the NHL, with a +38 rating - Set career highs for games played (82), goals (29), assists (36) and points (64) - Recorded a four-game goal streak from Feb. 3-10, tying a career-long CAREER PLAYOFF HIGHS: Goals: 2 (2x, Last: 5/12/15 vs. MTL) Assists: 3 (2x, Last: 5/18/15 at NYR) Points: 3 (3x, Last: 5/18/15 at NYR) TOI: 25:57 (5/1/15 at MTL)
Quote of the Day

I look forward to the process, the battle, the pain, the fun, the journey.  It's going to be a long one but it's going to be a lot of fun. If you think there is no pain coming, there is pain coming.

— Mike Babcock, introduced as coach of the Toronto on Thursday, had a warning for fans