The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $ 9.5 million US in salary and annual bonuses.
The team announced the deal Tuesday. The 25-year-old would have been a restricted free agent next summer with one year left on a deal that will pay him nearly $ 4.8 million for the 2018-19 season. Now he is set to stay with the Lightning through the 2026-27 season.
The two-time All-Star had 39 goals and 100 poin…
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