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Nikita Kucherov | Winger | #86

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/17/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 178
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (58) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Nikita Kucherov's newly signed eight-year, $76 million contract includes $44.5 million in total signing bonuses.
The way signing bonuses work in the NHL is that they count as part of a season's cap hit, but are paid out in a lump sum on July 1 before the corresponding season starts as opposed to salary spread out over the season. For example, in 2019-20 Kucherov's actual salary is just $1 million, but he will receive a $12 million signing bonus on July 1, 2019. That season is the most extreme example in his contract as every other year contains a signing bonus in the range of $3 million to $8.5 million. Notably, the season where his signing bonus is $8.5 million is 2021-22, which is when the current CBA is set to expire, so even if there is a lockout that season, he will have already received the bulk of his 2021-22 pay in advance of it. Jul 10 - 12:29 PM

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2Brayden Point
3Anthony Cirelli
4Cedric Paquette
5Gabriel Dumont
6Kevin Lynch
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Yanni Gourde
3Alex Killorn
4Adam Erne
5Andy Andreoff
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2J.T. Miller
3Tyler Johnson
4Ryan Callahan
5Cory Conacher
6Mathieu Joseph
D1Victor Hedman
2Ryan McDonagh
3Mikhail Sergachev
4Anton Stralman
5Braydon Coburn
6Dan Girardi
7Slater Koekkoek
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Louis Domingue