Tampa captain Steven Stamkos said that Nikita Kucherov showed incredible play in the playoffs last season.
Recall that the Russian missed the regular season last season due to injury and returned only to the playoffs. In 23 matches Kucherov scored 32 (8 + 24) points and helped the team win the title for the second year in a row.
– You saw what he did on the ice, although he was forced to miss the season due to injury. It's just incredible. He is one of the main creators of our victory. I think that little is said about him, because they focus on other players. But I would single out just him, – galloped Stemkos.
Kucherov is 28 years old, in total he has 515 games in the NHL, in which he scored 547 (221 + 326) points.