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