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Nikita Kucherov  #86

Tampa Bay Lightning  Right Wing
NUMBER: 86 BIRTHDATE: June 17, 1993  (AGE 20)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 171 DRAFTED: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (58th overall)    Prospect Bio

- 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

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery