Nikita Kucherov capped his record-setting year with his first career Art Ross Trophy along with a single-season scoring record for a Russian-born player.
The lesson Nikita Kucherov learned from childhood coach Gennady Kurdin is on display every time he laces up his skates and steps on to the ice.
Tampa’s talented right wing and the NHL’s leading scorer, reeled off four consecutive multi-point games over the past week, and also lit up the scoresheet with five points last night.
Consider them Santa’s little helpers, the ones who are quick to gift-wrap perfect passes for their teammates.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $9.5 million in salary and annual bonuses.
Even before Nikita Kucherov became the hottest goal scorer on the planet the Muscovite made quite an impression on Detroit Red Wings newcomer Luke Witkowski.
Nikita Kucherov entered the week as a trailblazer for Tampa Bay, and ended it to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning in goals (9), assists (13), points (22), and plus/minus rating of plus-10.
Nikita Kucherov was once again the catalyst for the Lightning, recording 3 points in their series clinching win over Montreal