Nikita Kucherov RUMORS & NEWS

  • Still unsigned, Nikita Kucherov is Lightning's offseason enigma

    Tampa Bay Times "On July 1, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he was confident he would re-sign wing Nikita Kucherov, hopefully sooner than later. A month later, Yzerman maintained he expected to get a deal done with the restricted free agent, noting it may take until the start of the season. Late..." September 12

  • Yzerman expects to get Nikita Kucherov signed

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman's offseason couldn't have gone much better so far, especially with the re-signing of captain Steven Stamkos and locking up cornerstone defenseman Victor Hedman long-term. But after avoiding arbitration with center Vladislav Namestnikov Tuesday - signing..." July 28

  • Lightning turn attention to Kucherov after Stamkos, Hedman extensions

    Tampa Bay Times "With captain Steven Stamkos and defenseman Victor Hedman both locked up for eight more years, the attention turns to another foundation-type player, wing Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov, 23, is a restricted free agent, due a big bump from the $700,000 he made last season, when he racked up 30 goals...." July 04

  • Lightning’s Kucherov takes game to another level in playoff lights’ glare

    Tampa Tribune "The playoff lights turn on. The ice gets brighter. The stage becomes bigger. And Nikita Kucherov shines. Welcome to the show. Kucherov, just 22 years old, has quickly established himself as a prime-time performer for the Lightning. With Tampa Bay set to open its second-round playoff..." April 27

  • Kucherov, Lightning haven't discussed new contract

    Tampa Bay Times "Craig Button doesn't get it. The NHL Network analyst and former Flames general manager will be talking hockey or listening to a broadcast and hear someone say that Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov is a good player, as if they're surprised. "I want to say, 'No (kidding),' " Button said. "I..." April 21

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Both Kucherov and Hedman out tonight, Hedman said he could play but no sense risking anything, Cooper said he's not worried about Kucherov