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Tampa Bay Lightning Central Division
Nikita Kucherov • #86 • RW
Status:Hip surgery, injured reserve
Ht/Wt:5'11", 183 lbs.
Born:Jun 17, 1993 (27 yrs) in Maykop, RUS
Experience:7 years
Drafted:Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2011 (2/58).
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Scouting Report
Is a great shooter. Has an explosive skating stride and great one-on-one moves. Can beat defenders on the outside with relative frequency. Simply oozes offensive acumen. Can play either wing position. Is not very big, so he could use added strength in order to better avoid injuries and better handle physical opponents. Also, he needs to avoid the temptation to play a constant peripheral game.
Long Range Potential: Outstanding scoring winger with upside.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2019-20
NHL Hart Trophy 2018-19
NHL Ted Lindsay Award 2018-19
NHL Art Ross Trophy 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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