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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: 171 DRAFTED: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)    Prospect Bio
- Currently on a four-game point streak (three goals, three assists) - Scored both Lightning goals in a 2-1 win on Dec. 11 vs. CAR - Ranks second on the team for goals (12) and third for points (29) - Tied his career-high for goals in a season with nine on Nov. 29 vs. OTT - Recorded his first career hat trick on Oct. 28 vs. ARI - Ranked first during the preseason in the NHL for goals with six
Quote of the Day

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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