All-Star Pick Nikita Kucherov

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NHL All-Star Game – Nikita Kucherov

This year, Nikita Kucherov was selected as one of the players representing the Tampa Bay Lightning in the All-Star game this weekend, hosted at the SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CA.

Player Stats

Nikita Kucherov played a phenomenal season so far this year. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that he was selected for the 2019 NHL All-Star game. Likewise, it equally unsurprising that this is his third consecutive year to be selected for the All-Star teams.

This season, Kucherov achieved an astounding 78 points with 22 goals and 56 assists so far. 9 of his goals this year were power play goals and 3 were game-winning goals.

Comparatively, he has 412 career points with 169 goals and 243 assists. He also has 26 career game-winning goals.

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Records

Kucherov has achieved the following Tampa Bay Lightning Franchise Records in his career.

2017-2018 Season

  • Most consecutive games with a point to start a season by a Tampa Bay Lightning player – 11 (2017–18)
  • Most consecutive games with a goal to start a season by a Tampa Bay Lightning player – 7 (2017–18)

2018-2019 Season

  • Most points in a single calendar month by a Tampa Bay Lightning player – 30 (2018–2019)
  • Most assists in a single calendar month by a Tampa Bay Lightning player – 21 (2018–2019)

Furthermore, this year he also reached the achievement of being the first player to hit 70 points within the first 43 games of a season since Jaromir Jagr in the 1999-00 season.


According to the NHL, Kucherov is just the 10th player in league history to rack up 50 assists during the first 43 games of a season, joining hockey legends Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Ron Francis and Jaromir Jagr in doing so.

Sputnik News

Congratulations Nikita Kucherov on an excellent season and on your selection for the NHL 2019 All-Star Game!

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