Nikita Kucherov

Tampa Bay Lightning, Right Wing
Age: 31-44d (Jun 17, 1993)
Exp: 8 Years
Country: RU
College: CSKA
Drafted: Round 2 (#58 overall), 2011
2024-25 Cap Hit

$9,500,000

2024-25 Cash

$9,000,000

Career Earnings

$68,610,000

2019-2026 Extension (CURRENT)

Nikita Kucherov signed a 8 year , $76,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, including $44,500,000 signing bonus, $76,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $9,500,000. In 2024-25, Kucherov will earn a base salary of $5,000,000 and a signing bonus of $4,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $9,500,000.
Contract Terms:
8 yr(s) / $76,000,000
Average Salary:
$9,500,000
Signing Bonus:
$44,500,000
Free Agent:
2027 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2019-20 26 $9,500,000 11.66% $12,000,000 $12,000,000
2020-21 27 $9,500,000 11.66% $9,000,000 $21,000,000
2021-22 28 $9,500,000 11.66% $12,000,000 $33,000,000
2022-23 29 $9,500,000 11.52% $9,000,000 $42,000,000
2023-24 30 $9,500,000 11.38% $10,000,000 $52,000,000
2024-25 31 $9,500,000 10.80% $9,000,000 $61,000,000
2025-26 32 $9,500,000 10.33% $8,000,000 $69,000,000
2026-27 33 $9,500,000 10.33% $7,000,000 $76,000,000
2027-28 34
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Proration Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2019-20 26 $1,000,000 $11,000,000 $9,500,000 11.66%
2020-21 27 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $9,500,000 11.66%
2021-22 28 $3,500,000 $8,500,000 $9,500,000 11.66%
2022-23 29 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $9,500,000 11.52%
2023-24 30 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $9,500,000 11.38%
2024-25 31 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $9,500,000 10.80%
2025-26 32 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $9,500,000 10.33%
2026-27 33 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $9,500,000 10.33%
2027-28 34
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2019-20 26 $1,000,000 $11,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $9,500,000
2020-21 27 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $9,000,000 $21,000,000 $10,500,000 $9,142,857
2021-22 28 $3,500,000 $8,500,000 $12,000,000 $33,000,000 $11,000,000 $9,166,667
2022-23 29 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 $9,000,000 $42,000,000 $10,500,000 $8,600,000
2023-24 30 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $10,000,000 $52,000,000 $10,400,000 $8,500,000
2024-25 31 $5,000,000 $4,000,000 $9,000,000 $61,000,000 $10,166,667 $8,000,000
2025-26 32 $5,000,000 $3,000,000 $8,000,000 $69,000,000 $9,857,143 $7,500,000
2026-27 33 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $7,000,000 $76,000,000 $9,500,000 $7,000,000
Contract Notes
  • 2024-2026: Player submits a 10-team trade list
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2016-2018

Nikita Kucherov signed a 3 year , $14,300,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, including $14,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,766,667.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $14,300,000
Average Salary:
$4,766,667
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2012-2015 Rookie

Nikita Kucherov signed a 3 year , $2,775,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, including $277,500 signing bonus, $2,775,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $925,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $2,775,000
Average Salary:
$925,000
Signing Bonus:
$277,500
Free Agent:
2016 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$68,517,500

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2013 20
Active
$692,500
$692,500
2014 21
Active
$875,000
$1,567,500
2015 22
Active
$700,000
$2,267,500
2016 23
Active
$4,250,000
$6,517,500
2017 24
Active
$4,500,000
$11,017,500
2018 25
Active
$5,500,000
$16,517,500
2019 26
Active
$12,000,000
$28,517,500
2020 27
Reserve
$9,000,000
$37,517,500
2021 28
Active
$12,000,000
$49,517,500
2022 29
Active
$9,000,000
$58,517,500
2023 30
Active
$10,000,000
$68,517,500
Total      
$68,517,500
$68,517,500
2024 31
Active
$9,000,000
2025 32
Active
$8,000,000
2026 33
Active
$7,000,000
Total
$92,517,500
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2013
20
$600,000
$92,500
$692,500
$692,500
2014
21
$650,000
$92,500
$132,500
$875,000
$1,567,500
2015
22
$700,000
$700,000
$2,267,500
2016
23
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$6,517,500
2017
24
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$11,017,500
2018
25
$5,500,000
$5,500,000
$16,517,500
2019
26
$1,000,000
$11,000,000
$12,000,000
$28,517,500
2020
27
$4,000,000
$5,000,000
$9,000,000
$37,517,500
2021
28
$3,500,000
$8,500,000
$12,000,000
$49,517,500
2022
29
$4,000,000
$5,000,000
$9,000,000
$58,517,500
2023
30
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$10,000,000
$68,517,500
Total
$33,700,000
$34,685,000
$132,500
$68,517,500
$68,517,500
2024
31
$5,000,000
$4,000,000
$9,000,000
2025
32
$5,000,000
$3,000,000
$8,000,000
2026
33
$4,000,000
$3,000,000
$7,000,000
Total
$47,700,000
$44,685,000
$132,500
$92,517,500

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
11 $33,700,000 $34,685,000 $132,500 $68,517,500

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2016-17 TBL Dec 13, 2016 - Dec 28, 2016 0 Lower Body
2020-21 TBL Jan 13, 2021 - May 08, 2021 0 Hip
2021-22 TBL Oct 19, 2021 - Jan 06, 2022 0 Lower Body
  • Apr 13, 2019 Suspended 1 game for boarding Markus Nutivaara (CBJ)
  • Feb 03, 2019 Fined $5,000 Tripping Scott Mayfield (NYI)
  • Jul 10, 2018 Signed an 8 year $76 million contract extension with Tampa Bay (TBL)
  • Oct 11, 2016 Signed a 3 year $14.3 million contract with Tampa Bay (TBL)
  • Sep 11, 2012 Signed a 3 year $2.775 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Jun 24, 2011 Drafted by Tampa Bay (TB): Round 2 (#58 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Feb 03, 2019 Tripping Scott Mayfield (NYI) $5,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Apr 13, 2019 Boarding Markus Nutivaara (CBJ) 1 -
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 TB 81 44 100 144 8 306 13 40 0 0 35 40 22 2
2022 TB 82 30 83 113 -2 271 8 41 0 0 28 61 36 2
2021 TB 47 25 44 69 1 156 9 21 0 0 7 32 22 1
2019 TB 68 33 52 85 26 210 4 21 0 0 19 37 38 0
2018 TB 82 41 87 128 24 246 15 33 0 0 31 44 62 0
2017 TB 80 39 61 100 15 279 8 28 0 0 15 31 42 3
2016 TB 74 40 45 85 13 246 17 15 0 0 20 30 38 0
2015 TB 77 30 37 67 9 209 9 16 0 0 28 61 30 0
2014 TB 81 28 35 63 37 188 2 13 0 0 28 64 35 0
2013 TB 49 9 7 16 3 100 3 1 0 0 17 12 14 1
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