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Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov is a well-known professional ice hockey right-winger. Nikita Kucherov plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL.

Early Life

On June 17, 1993, Nikita Igorevich Kucherov was born in Maykop, Russia. He is 30 years old.

He was born to his father Igor Kuchervo his mother Svetlana Kucherova. Thus, his father is a colonel in the Russian army.

Therefore, he spent most of his childhood with his grandma and aunt. His grandfather was also an army man.

Kucherov’s grandmother works at the city’s football team Druzhba. Thus, he also has a brother named Denis.

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Caption: Nikita Kucherov’s childhood photo. Source(Instagram)

Nikita Kucherov – Net Worth 2024

This professional Ice Hockey Player has earned a hefty amount of money throughout his career and profession. He has a net worth of $20 million as of 2022 and his salary is around $12 million.

Body Measurements

Nikita Kucherov is good-looking and stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 82 kg. Furthermore, he has brown hair color and attractive green pairs of eyes.

Career and Professional Life

Previously, Nikita Kucherov played for CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League. He also played for the Sliver Sharks and White.

Thus, he played for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning as its 58th overall pick, in the 2011 NHL draft.

He signed a three-year entry-level contract, on September 10, 2012. The contract was with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Later on, he became the 7th Tampa Bay Lightning player to score a goal in his NHL debut.

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Caption: Nikita Kucherov with his teammate. Source(Instagram)

Soon, he recorded his first hat trick in a game against the Arizona Coyotes, in October 2014.

In the 2014/15 season, he registered 29 goals, 36 assists, and 65 points. In addition, he ranked second in the NHL for goals scored in the playoffs.

Again he signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a three-year deal, in October 2016.

With the Atlantic team division, he was named to the 2017 NHL All-Star game. Fortunately, he also went on to score his 85th goal.

He moved up to the eighth player with the most goals in franchise history, in March 2017. Thus, it was after he recorded his 99th goal for the Lightning.

More about career

In the same month, he also registered his 100th NHL career goal. Therefore, he earned him a place in the Tempa Bay Lightning 40 elite club.

During the season, he recorded 40 goals. Sooner, he became only 23 years old or a younger Russian player with 40 goals in a season.

He earned a place in the 2016/17 NHL All-Star second team. In the 2017/18 season, he registered a goal in the first 5 matches of the season, from Tempa Bay Lightning.

Furthermore, he grabbed his 112th goal as a Lightning player. It moved him to the 7th position in the ranks of players with the most goals in franchise history.

Moving on, he was the first player in the modern era to record at least a goal in 7 consecutive games.

Finally, he topped the NHL goal-scoring table, on November 10. Similarly, he also registered his 128th game for the Lightning.

I.e, that made him the 6th player with the most goals in franchise history. Also, Nikita’s net worth is not unfolded yet.

Career highlights

He was named to the NHL All-Star games, in January 2018. Thus, he had already recorded 146 career goals, by October 2018.

Moving on, he recorded 3 points which brought his NHL career points to 372, on December 1.

Thus, it was the sixth-highest in Lightning history. He had 3rd successive NHL All-Star selection, on January 2, 2019. It was after he was named to the 2019 NHL All-Star Game.

And, he earns his 245th NHL career assist, in the next month. It helped to make him the sixth player with the most assists in franchise history.

Similarly, he went on to set a Lightning record for most points in a season with 109 points.

Moreover, he registered 128 points, at the end of the season. Thus, it made him the most points by a Russian-born player.

In the 2018/19 season, he became the player with the highest point in the NHL. Later, he was awarded the Art Ross Award.

He also received the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award at the 2019 NHL Awards. Thus, he was named to the Russian roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, 2016.

In addition, it was along with other Tempa Bay Lightning teammates. At the 2017 World Hockey Championship, he led the Russian side to win bronze

Personal Life

Nikita Kucherov is already married to Anastasiya Kucherova. However, no details related to his married life have been revealed. But, together they have a child named Ean Horford.

Nikita Kucherov

Caption: Nikita Kucherov with his wife and child. Source(Instagram)

Nikita Kucherov – Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account with 274k followers. And, he has a Twitter account with 25k followers.