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86 Nikita Kucherov RW
Height/Weight: 5-11/178 | Birthdate: 6/17/1993 | Birthplace: Moscow, Russia | Team: Tampa Bay Lightning | College: None | NHL Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 97/76 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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5/20/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov Nets Winner, Second In NHL Scoring

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Nets Winner, Second In NHL Scoring

News: Nikita Kucherov scored the game-winning goal 3:33 into overtime Wednesday night to lift the Lightning to a 6-5 victory over the Rangers. He also picked up an assist.
Analysis: He now has 16 points, including seven goals, in 16 games played and sits tied with Corey Perry for second in postseason scoring.

5/18/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov Dishes Out Trio Of Assists

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Dishes Out Trio Of Assists

News: Nikita Kucherov tallied three assists -- two on the power play -- in Monday's Game 2 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Nikita Kucherov has had a great postseason as the three point night was his second in the last three games and his third overall in the playoffs. He tallied six goals in the Montreal series, and while he hasn't found the back of the net thus far this round, the 21-year-old is behind only his teammate Tyler Johnson and Corey Perry with his 14 points.

5/12/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Kucherov's Three Points Help Bolts Finish Off Habs

Nikita Kucherov

Kucherov's Three Points Help Bolts Finish Off Habs

News: Nikita Kucherov scored two goals -- one an empty-netter -- and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's series-clinching win over Montreal.
Analysis: Ever since busting out with three assists in Game 6 of the first round against Detroit, Nikita Kucherov has been on a rampage, racking up six goals and 10 points over his last eight games. Look for the breakout sophomore to make an offensive impact in the Eastern Conference Final, too -- regardless of Tampa's opponent.

5/3/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov: Two Power-Play Goals Incl. Winner

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov: Two Power-Play Goals Incl. Winner

News: Nikita Kucherov scored two power-play goals, including the game winner, in Sunday's 6-2 win over Montreal. He now has three goals in his last two games and six points (three goals, three assists) in his last four postseason games.
Analysis: He was wide open in front of the crease when he ripped home the first goal and he redirected a shot into the top corner for the second. The Bolts now return to Florida with a 2-0 series lead.

5/2/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Scores In Double Overtime Friday

News: Nikita Kucherov scored in double overtime Friday to win Game 1 for the Lightning over Montreal.
Analysis: It was good karma for Nikita Kucherov, who had his goal scored in the first overtime period waved off. The 21-year-old starts the second round off with a bang and now has seven points in eight playoff games. Skating on the second line with Tyler Johnson and sporting a solid plus-7 rating, expect Kucherov to continue being a factor for the Lightning in Round 2.

4/27/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Grabs Three Points

News: Nikita Kucherov dished out three assists and finished with a plus-3 rating in Monday's Game 6 win over the Red Wings.
Analysis: Nikita Kucherov had recorded just one point through the series' first five games, but broke out in a big way Monday. With that mini-drought out of the way, the 21-year-old should continue to be a prime source of offensive production for the Bolts in Game 7 and beyond, should they advance.

4/9/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov Gets Trio Of Helpers

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Gets Trio Of Helpers

News: Nikita Kucherov picked up three assists in Thursday's overtime win over the Devils.
Analysis: It was his first multi-point game since Feb. 22, but he does have five points (one goal, four assists) in his last five games. His line with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat were on fire Thursday night, and that's great news for the Bolts as they head into the playoffs.

3/30/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Gets Goal, Hits 60-Point Mark

News: Nikita Kucherov hit the 60-point plateau Monday when he scored his 28th goal of the season in a win over Montreal.
Analysis: Dang -- we underestimated this guy on draft day. But honestly, how many sophomores explode like this? He's among the league leaders in plus-minus (plus-36) and his 60 points put him in a class with Anze Kopitar and Jordan Eberle this season. Use him well.

3/22/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB

Nikita Kucherov

Kucherov Gets Assist In Bolts' Win

News: Nikita Kucherov snagged a power-play assist in Sunday's win over the Bruins.
Analysis: His pace has slowed a bit of late -- he has just five points (three goals, two assists) in his last 10 games. But he's still contributing and his 58 points in 73 games are good enough for third on the Bolts.

3/14/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Gets Goal, Doubles PIM Total

News: Nikita Kucherov scored the Lightning's only goal in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Jets. It was 26th goal of the season.
Analysis: The goal came before he was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Toby Enstrom near the mid-point of the third. He's not a bully by any means -- he had just 16 PIM before Saturday's game. He's one of the league's best two-way players (plus-35) and he's on pace to come close to a 30-goal, 65-point season. Use with confidence.

3/5/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov: Among League's Stars?

News: Nikita Kucherov potted his 24th goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: He just keeps putting up points -- seven in his last 10 -- and now has 55 on the season. That point total puts him in the same class as guys like Logan Couture, Joe Thornton and Daniel Sedin. That's heady company for this sniping sophomore.

3/1/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Tampa's Kucherov Continues Strong Season

Nikita Kucherov

Tampa's Kucherov Continues Strong Season

News: Nikita Kucherov picked up an assist in Sunday's loss to Florida. He has eight points, including four goals, in his last 10 games.
Analysis: Nikita Kucherov's outstanding season simply keeps chugging along. He has 54 points in 64 games, a pace that could net him 70 points this season. Keep him in your lineup.

2/22/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Tampa's Kucherov: Two Points Make 10 In 10 Games

Nikita Kucherov

Tampa's Kucherov: Two Points Make 10 In 10 Games

News: Nikita Kucherov scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis: His breakout just keeps chugging along. He has 10 points, including six goals, in his last 10 games and now has 53 points in 61 games this season. That's just two points behind Steven Stamkos on the team's scoring leader list. He's a fantastic play and an outstanding keeper.

2/10/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov: Four-Game Goal Streak

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov: Four-Game Goal Streak

News: Nikita Kucherov's goal streak stands at four games and four goals after he potted a marker against the Predators on Tuesday night.
Analysis: He also has one assist in those four games and a remarkable 21 goals and 48 points in 56 games this season. We expected an uptick in performance this season, but he never imagined this kind of explosion in just his second season. Use him well.

2/5/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB

Nikita Kucherov

Tampa's Kucherov Back In Saddle With Goal

News: Nikita Kucherov tallied a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over Dallas.
Analysis: The goal was an empty-netter, but we don't care -- it was his first goal in 14 games, so it's nice for him to get back on track. Nikita Kucherov has 45 points, including 18 goals, in what's been an outstanding sophomore campaign.

1/15/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov Keeps Putting Up Points

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Keeps Putting Up Points

News: Nikita Kucherov tallied an assist in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Oilers.
Analysis: He was back with his reliable linemates, Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson after the latter had missed one game due to injury. The trio seem unstoppable this season and Nikita Kucherov is developing into a high-end winger sooner than any of us really believed. He's fantasy gold right now, what with 43 points in 46 games. Roll him with confidence.

1/13/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Keeps Putting Up Points

News: Nikita Kucherov picked up an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins. He was skating on a line with Ondrej Palat and Steven Stamkos.
Analysis: His usual mate, Tyler Johson, sat out with an injury, but it's clear that Nikita Kucherov can gel with other creative centers. He now has 42 points, including 25 helpers, in 45 games and his plus-27 leads the Bolts. He's talented and responsible. #NHLKeeper.

1/6/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov: Two Assists On Power Play

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov: Two Assists On Power Play

News: Nikita Kucherov set up two power-play goals in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over Montreal. He now has 13 points, including five goals, in his last 10 games.
Analysis: #Consistency -- this guy just keeps showing up game after game. He has 41 points in 42 games this season and sits behind only Tyler Johnson on the Bolts' top scorers' list. Yep -- that's two points ahead of Steven Stamkos. We're not saying this guy is better than Stammer, but he's sure producing like an elite level forward. You know what to do.

1/4/2015

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov Assists On Two In Win

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Assists On Two In Win

News: Nikita Kucherov added a pair of assists in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Senators.
Analysis: After yet another multi-point effort, Nikita Kucherov now has 16 points in his last 12 games and is tied for 11th in the league with teammate Steven Stamkos withs 39 points. The 21-year-old also has a plus-26 rating, best in the league, and is showing no signs of slowing down.

12/31/2014

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov: 14 Points In Last 10 Games

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov: 14 Points In Last 10 Games

News: Nikita Kucherov scored twice and added an assist in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Sabres. He has 14 points, including eight goals, in his last 10 games.
Analysis: He's now flirting with the top-10 scorers' list -- not bad for a guy with just 91 games under his belt. He has a remarkable 37 points (17 goals, 20 assists) and is just a point back of Steven Stamkos and three behind Tyler Johnson for the team lead in points. He's been fantasy gold -- go ahead and admire the shine.

12/23/2014

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Kucherov Keeps On Rolling With 3 Points For Tampa

Nikita Kucherov

Kucherov Keeps On Rolling With 3 Points For Tampa

News: Nikita Kucherov had a three-point night -- one goal and two assists -- in Tuesday's win over the Penguins. The talented winger has 10 points, including five goals, in his last seven games.
Analysis: He was held off the score sheet in just one of those seven games and now has 32 points in 34 games. We knew he was good, but this good? We'd be exaggerating if we said we forecast this kind of breakout. But we'll take it. And so will all of you.

12/19/2014

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov Scores 13th Of Season

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Scores 13th Of Season

News: Nikita Kucherov extended his point streak to five games Friday, scoring his 13th goal of the season in a shootout loss to New Jersey.
Analysis: Nikita Kucherov has been a machine lately, cranking out four goals and seven points in his past five games. The 21-year-old has been reliable all season long, delivering 30 points in 34 games. With 76 shots on goal, two game-winning goals, and a plus-18 rating, the second-liner has become an all-around fantasy stud in just his second NHL season. Logging top-six minutes on a Lightning team that sits third in the Eastern Conference, Kucherov should be owned in almost all leagues right now.

12/16/2014

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov: Not Slowing Down

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov: Not Slowing Down

News: Nikita Kucherov's point streak now stands at four games and six points (three goals, three assists) after he picked up an assist in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: The sniper now has 17 assists and 29 points in 33 games this season. We keep waiting for him to slow down, but that hasn't happened yet. Take full advantage.

12/15/2014

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Bolts' Kucherov Grabs Two Points In Loss

Nikita Kucherov

Bolts' Kucherov Grabs Two Points In Loss

News: Nikita Kucherov factored into both of his team's goals, scoring and adding an assist in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Nikita Kucherov now has multiple points in two of his last three, and sits at 28 through 32 games. He may not keep up that pace over the course of the entire season, but the 21-year-old should still approach the 60-point mark.

12/11/2014

Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB Kucherov Nets Both Bolts' Goals In Win

Nikita Kucherov

Kucherov Nets Both Bolts' Goals In Win

News: Nikita Kucherov scored both goals in Thursday's 2-1 win over Carolina. He now has 25 points, including 11 goals, in 29 games this season.
Analysis: The first goal went into an open net after the puck took an odd bounce off the end boards straight to Nikita Kucherov. He then scored the winner when his pass went off a Canes' defender and into the net with just 30.3 seconds to play. His performance this season has gone largely undiscussed, but he should be on everyone's radar. He's just scratching the surface.