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Tampa Bay Lightning Eastern Conference Atlantic Division
Nikita Kucherov • #86 • RW
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:5'11", 183 lbs.
Born:Jun 17, 1993 (31 yrs) in Maykop, RUS
Experience:9 years
Drafted:Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2011 (2/58).
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Scouting Report
A great shooter and passer, he is an explosive skater with great one-on-one moves. The only thing that has been able to slow him down is injuries. He is perhaps the NHLís best at running the power play from along the half-wall. Makes everyone who plays with him a threat to score. His skill has enabled him to overcome his lack of ideal size, but it has led to significant time lost to injury. Plays a unique style with refreshing confidence.
Long Range Potential: One of the best players in the game (when healthy).
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2020-21, 2019-20
NHL Hart Trophy 2018-19
NHL Art Ross Trophy 2018-19
NHL Ted Lindsay Award 2018-19
NHL Plus/Minus Leader 2014-15 (Shared with Max Pacioretty)
NHL First All-Star Team 2018-19, 2017-18
NHL Second All-Star Team 2019-20, 2016-17
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2016-17
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