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Nikita Kucherov  #86

Tampa Bay Lightning  Right Wing
NUMBER: 86 BIRTHDATE: June 17, 1993  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 171 DRAFTED: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)    Prospect Bio
- Scored his 23rd goal of the season and added an assist on Feb. 22 at COL - Ranks tied for first in the NHL with a +32 rating - Has collected a point in eight of his past 10 games (six goals, four assists) - Recorded a four-game goal streak from Feb. 3-10, tying a career-long - Ranks second (tie) on the team for goals (23) and third for points (53) - Recorded his first career hat trick on Oct. 28 vs. ARI
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We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.

— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday
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