Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov signs 8-year extension with Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov has signed an 8-year extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning worth an annual average value of $9.5 million.

What It Means:

Kucherov is now locked in with the Lightning through the 2026-27 season. The 25-year-old former second-round pick has totaled 334 points through 365 NHL contests.

Kucherov averaged 17.7 FanDuel points per game last season while scoring 39 goals and 100 points in 80 games.