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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: 184 DRAFTED: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Landed four hits in Game 1 vs. Detroit 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 - Recorded his first career hat trick on Oct. 28 vs. ARI CAREER PLAYOFF HIGHS: Goals: 1 (4/16/14 vs. MTL) Assists: None Points: 1 (4/16/14 vs. MTL) TOI: 16:52 (4/16/15 vs. DET)
Quote of the Day

He's a strong kid. He's a competitive kid, and certainly not afraid to go into the corners. He's got the skating ability to escape and help us execute in certain situations, but he's got that competitive nature that's a huge part of it too, especially against a team like this.

— Wild coach Mike Yeo on defenseman Matt Dumba, who used a hard slap shot to score his first career playoff goal in Game 1 win vs. Blues