The Tampa Bay Lightning and Nikita Kucherov have agreed on a contract extension that kicks after this upcoming season. The contract is for eight years and $76 million dollars.
Cap Friendly: Salary and bonus breakdown. Deal carries a $31.5 million in salary and $44.5 million in signing bonuses.
2019-20: $1M Base + $11M SB
2020-21: $4M Base + $5M SB
2021-22: $3.5M Base + $8.5M SB
2022-23: $4M Base + $5M SB
2023-24: $5M Base + $5M SB
2024-25: $5M Base + $4M SB
2025-26: $5M Base + $3M SB
2026-27: $4M Base + $3M SB
Stephen Whyno: Kucherov alos recieves a full no-trade clause for the first four years of the deal.
Kevin Paul Dupont: When Kucherov’s deal kicks in he wiill make a $1 million more per season than Steven Stamkos.
— Dan Milstein-Hockey (@HockeyAgent1) July 10, 2018
With the #Lightning announcing they've signed Nikita Kucherov to an 8 year extension at an AAV of $9.5M which kicks in as of the 2019-20 season, we now show Tampa Bay with a projected salary cap of $65,802,499 for the 2019-20 season, with 12 players under contract (7F/3D/2G). pic.twitter.com/bIQrukgoga
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 10, 2018
8 Years at 9.5M AAV for Kucherov. My tool had him at 16M in value last season. Some of those 10's should really be closer to 20s in terms of how off the charts he was. He was almost at 24 total goals above replacement. Click on the link to see the numbers: https://t.co/v2J754kyaU pic.twitter.com/Zi9QG272sK
— Peter WIIM – Numbers Surgeon, Analytics Nerd (@pflynnhockey) July 10, 2018