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Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov  #86

Tampa Bay Lightning  Right Wing
NUMBER: 86 BIRTHDATE: June 17, 1993  (AGE 22)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 178 DRAFTED: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015-16 - Scored his first goal of the season Oct. 10 at BUF - Recorded three shots and two hits Oct. 8 vs. PHI 2014-15 - Set career highs for games played (82), goals (29), assists (36) and points (65) - One of four Lightning players to skate in all 108 games (regular season and postseason) - Ranked tied for 1st in the NHL with Montreal's Max Pacioretty with a +38 rating - Tied for 2nd on the Lightning for goals and 3rd for points - Ranked 3rd in the NHL during the postseason for points (22) and was tied for 3rd for goals (10) - Was the lone player in the NHL postseason to score 2 overtime goals 2013-14 - Skated in 52 games with the Lightning, posting 9 goals and 18 points - Scored his 1st career goal in his NHL debut, on his 1st shift and 1st shot, on Nov. 25 vs. NYR, becoming the 7th player in Lightning history to record a goal in NHL debut Career - Represented Russia at the 2012 and 2013 World Junior Championships and 2011 U-18 World Championships
Quote of the Day

Well, for me this one's concerning, the way we performed. Because three games in, playing a desperate team on the road, I was expecting something else than this. Right now, I'm just disappointed. The other games, I thought we did some things that you can build off your game. There wasn't a lot accomplished in tonight's game.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards after a 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Monday dropped Columbus to 0-3-0
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