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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

2014 Playoffs
- Scored his first career Stanley Cup playoffs goal in the first period of Game 1 versus Montreal

2013-14 Regular Season
- Ranked seventh (tie) among NHL rookies with three game-winning goals
- Notched a four-game point streak from Jan. 1 through Jan. 7
- Recorded a three-game goal scoring streak from Jan. 1 through Jan. 5
- Scored his first career goal in his NHL debut, on his first shot, on Nov. 25 vs. NYR
- Became the seventh player in Lightning history to record a goal in their NHL debut

Quote of the Day

It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential