Nikita Kucherov

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Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov is a professional Russian ice hockey player. Nikita Kucherov is a right-winger with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He also earned the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s top scorer and the Ted Lindsay Award as the finest player chosen by NHL players.

Nikita also won the Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.

The Russian player dominated the league in both assists and points.

Education, Nationality, and Family

Nikita Kucherov was born on 17 June 1993, in the Russian town of Maykop.

Nikita Igorevich Kucherov is the full name of the right winger.

Similarly, Nikita’s nationality is Russian, yet he is of white ethnicity.

Kucherov was born to Igor Kucherov and Svetland Kucherov, who are his parents.

Aside from that, there isn’t much else known about his siblings.

The same may be said about his education. So far, we don’t know anything about his academic history.

Height and Age

Nikita Kucherov is 27 years old. Gemini is his zodiac sign, and he was born under it.

Nikita is a footballer that has been trained from a young age and is known for his agility and speed.

Kucherov is praised for his physical size in addition to his on-ice performance.

Similarly, the Russian player stands 5 feet 11 inches tall (180 cm) and weighs 82 kilograms (180 lbs).

Not to mention, his body has been well-built over the years of training and workouts.

As a result, the NHL player is in excellent health.

Facts of Nikita Kucherov

Full Name Nikita Igorevich Kucherov
Birth Date June 17, 1993
Birth Place Maykop, Russia
Known as Nikita Kucherov
Religion Unknown
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity White
Education Unknown
Horoscope Gemini
Father’s Name Igor Kucherov
Mother’s Name  Svetlana Kucherov
Siblings Unknown
Age 28 Years Old
Height 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm)
Weight 82 kgs(180 lbs)
Build Athletic
Eye color Blue
Profession Professional Ice Hockey Player
Active years 2011-present
Position Right Wing
Team Tampa Bay Lightning
Jersey Number 86
Marital Status Married
Spouse/ Partner  Anastasia Kucherov
Net Worth  $20 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Autographed Jersey, Posters, Rookie Card, Equipment
Last Update May 2022

Net Worth, Income, and Career Earnings

As of 2022, Nikita Kucherov has an impressive net worth of $20 million.

Not to add, his average salary with the Tampa Bay Lightning seems to be about $12 million.

At the rate he is going, Nikita’s earnings are likely to increase to $104 million somewhere in the 2026-27 season.

Moreover, just in 2018, the Russian athlete signed a six-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning worth $76 million. Before this, he signed a contract worth $14.3 million with the team.

Similarly, Nikita has earned more than $28 million simply from his outstanding career thus far.

Because of his remarkable career, he possesses numerous valuable assets, including a mansion in Florida that is worth $1,995,000. Also, the house covers an area of 5,668 square-foot in Florida’s Beach Park community.

Early Hockey Career

Talking about his early career, Kucherov professionally played for CSKA Moscow, the Kontinental Hockey League(KHL) (KHL).

Then the Tampa Bay Lightning selected the Russian player 58th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

After that, Kucherov played major junior hockey with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League(QMJHL).

Following the draft, on September 10, 2012, he signed a three-year entry-level contract with Lightning.

Likewise, on 25 November 2013, Nikita scored his first shot against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.

The following year against Mike Smith of the Arizona Coyotes, Kucherov scored his first career hat trick.

But the 2014-15 season was his breakout season where Nikit posted 29 goals, 36 assists, and 65 points.

On May 20, Kucherov joined Martin St. Louis as the only player in Tampa history to record two game-winning goals in overtime.

Then on October 11, 2016, Tampa Bay re-signed the young athlete to a three-year contract worth $4.766 million per season.

He scored and made many career-high goals throughout the season while also skating for the 17 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Moreover, Kucherov led the team during the playoffs both in goals and points. Also, the young player finished second for purposes and sixth for points in playoff scoring.

On January 10, 2017, Nikita was named to the 2017 NHL All-Star game as a member of the Atlantic Division team.

Rise as the Tampa Bay Lightning

On January 12, 2017, Kucherov scored his 85th goal, which moved him past Rob Zamuner for the 10th-most goals in franchise history.

The next month, the Russian player recorded his 200th career NHL point, followed by his second hat-trick, also the 10th natural hat-trick in Lightning history.

Ultimately, his hat-trick put him past Ryan Malone for the ninth-most goals in Tampa history.

He then made numerous records, including the 99th career goal, 100th career goal, and his second hat trick in the 2016-17 season.

Kucherov also set a new career-high with the 40th goal of the season.

Moreover, Nikita joined Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Bure, and Alexander Mogilny as the only Russian-born players with a 40-goal season at age 23.

He was then named an NHL Second Team All-Star for the 2016-17 season.

Then in 2017, Kucherov not only recorded his 112th goal but also became the first player in the franchise history to record a plan in five consecutive games.

With time, Nikita only honed his scoring skills and made countless contributions to the team.

By October, Kucherov tied Martin St. Louis for the longest season-opening point streak in Lightning history.

On July 10, 2018, Kucherov signed another eight-year contract worth $76 million with Lightning. Also, that year, he recorded his 190th career NHL assist against the Detroit Red Wings.

In just a month, Kucherov set the franchise record for most assists with 21 and 30 points.

Similarly, in 2019, Nikita received both the Hart Memorial Trophy and Red Lindsay Award as league MVP at the 2019 NHL Awards.

International Play

Other than playing for the Lightning, Kucherov also represented his country in international games.

In 2016, the Russian Ice Hockey Federation put Kucherov on the 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster.

Besides him were the teammates, Nikita Nesterov, Vladislav Namestnikov, and Andrei Vasilevskiy. Likewise, the tournament took place from September 17 to October 1 of 2016, in Toronto.

Nikita Kucherov
Nikita Kucherov in a match. Source: puckprose

The following year, young Nikita made it to the roster of the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championships.

This time he was only joined by Andrei Vasilevskiy and Vladislav Naestnikov.

Moreover, with his help, the Russian team earned a bronze medal after defeating Finland on May 21, 2017.

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Personal and Married Life

Nikita Kucherov is well-known for his shrewd and powerful play.

As a result, he has amassed a large number of fans and lovers along the way.

Fans are clamoring for more from him in areas other than his professional job.

People are also more interested in his personal life.

At the present, the Lightning player and his wife, Anastasia Kucherova, are happily married.

After dating for a long period, the two reportedly married in June 2015.

Their loved ones were also present at their spectacular wedding ceremony.

To this day, though, it is uncertain when and how the two met in the first place.

It’s difficult to tell because neither of them is open about their relationship.

Now, when it comes to his wife, Anastasia is a commercial model by profession.

Despite having been married for a long time, the two have never been involved in any rumors or controversies that could threaten their relationship. In addition, the couple currently has a son.

Social Media Presence

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His Instagram has 227k followers and his Twitter has 21.7k followers.