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Nikita Kucherov
Nikita Kucherov
Right Wing  - TBL
Number: 86
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 171
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 17, 1993  (Age 21)
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Drafted: TBL / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (58th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2013-14 SEASON: Skated in 52 games with the Lightning this season, posting 9 goals and 18 points to go along with 14 penalty minutes…Ranked 3rd on the Lightning among rookies for goals…Ranked 7th (tie-multiple players) among NHL rookies with 3 game-winning goals…Notched a 4-game point streak from Jan. 1-7 (3 goals, 1 assist)…Recorded a 3-game goal streak from Jan. 1-5…Scored his 1st career goal in his NHL debut, on his 1st shot, on Nov. 25 vs. NYR…Became the 7th player in Lightning history to record a goal in their NHL debut…2014 Playoffs: Skated in 2 postseason games with the Lightning, posting 1 goal…Made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut in Game 1 against Montreal on Apr. 16.


CAREER
2012-13 SEASON: Skated in 33 QMJHL games last season with the Quebec Remparts and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, posting 29 goals and 63 points to go along with a +17 rating and 14 penalty minutes…Skated in 6 games with Quebec, posting 3 goals and 10 points before being traded to Rouyn-Noranda on 11/21…Appeared in 27 games with the Huskies, registering 26 goals and 53 points to go along with a +18 rating and 12 penalty minutes…Ranked 5th on the Huskies for goals and 7th for points…Skated in 14 playoff games with Rouyn-Noranda, recording 9 goals and 24 points to go along with 10 penalty minutes and a +8 rating…Ranked 2nd on the Huskies for playoff points and assists (15) and was tied for 2nd for goals…Ranked tied for 1st on the Huskies in playoff plus/minus....Missed the beginning of the season due to off-season shoulder surgery…2011-12: Played in 18 games with CSKA Moscow of the KHL, recording 1 goal and 5 points…Appeared in 23 games with CSKA’s junior team (MHL), registering 24 goals and 43 points…Played in 7 postseason games with CSKA-2, recording 3 goals and 4 points…2010-11: Played in 41 games with CSKA-2, recording 27 goals and 58 points to go along with 81 penalty minutes…Played in 8 games with CSKA (KHL), notching 2 assists…International Career: Has represented Russia on 3 occasions in international play and has won medals each time…2013: Skated for Russia at the World Junior championships, helping them win the Bronze Medal…Appeared in 7 games, recording 5 goals and 8 points to go along with 2 penalty minutes…2012: Appeared in 7 games for Russia at the World Junior Championships, registering 2 goals and 7 points, helping them capture the Silver Medal…2011: Represented Russia at the U-18 World Championships, skating in 7 games as his native country captured the Bronze Medal…Skated in 7 games, recording 11 goals and 21 points to go along with 6 penalty minutes.