8 Year Contract for “Lightning” Forward Nikita Kucherov
TAMPA, FL – July 11, 2018
One of the most promising forwards of the NHL, Nikita Kucherov, 25, has signed an 8-year extension on his contract with his current team, the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kucherov, who scored 100 points last season (39 goals + 61 assists) and was named a First-Team All-Star, will earn $76 million dollars according to the new terms of his contract.
"Definitely huge for me and for my family," Kucherov said. "Being locked up for the long term here and to be able to not think about the contract and stuff during the season ... I'm happy to be here. I'm happy to be in Tampa. We have a good chance to win the Stanley Cup and that's the reason I like Tampa."