BRANDON, Fla. – Nikita Kucherov officially rejoined the Tampa Bay Lightning less than 48 hours before the start of the 2016-17 season opener.
Less than 24 hours after signing a new three-year, $14.3 million contract – which carries a salary cap hit of $4.766 million – Kucherov stepped on to the ice at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon on Wednesday to join his teammates for the first time. As he stepped through the locker room doorway and made his way to the ice, Kucherov’s first few strides were greeted with a cheer and round of applause from the gathering of fans sitting in the stands.The arri...
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