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Lightning ink Kucherov to eight-year extension

By on July 11, 2018
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Nikita Kucherov isn’t going anywhere.

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Tuesday that they have signed the star forward to an eight-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $9.5 million. The deal will keep him in South Florida through the 2026/27 season.

“I’m truly grateful to sign this contract extension to keep me in Tampa for another eight seasons,” said Kucherov said in a statement.

“I’d like to thank the Lightning organization and all of the fans for the support since making the Bay Area my home.”

The 25-year old, who was selected 58th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft, has recorded 147 goals and 187 assists over a span of 365 games and five seasons.

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