Nikita Kucherov's extension hasn't even kicked into gear yet, but if his production continues into future years, the Tampa Bay Lightning seem to have gotten away with highway robbery.
Nikita Kucherov hasn't played one game yet under the terms of his eight-year contract extension, but judging by the way he's playing this season, he's already hugely underpaid. My blog. https://t.co/XrZgOpAZaV— Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) February 19, 2019
Nikita Kucherov's newly signed 8 year extension with the #Lightning also includes a No Move & Modified No Trade.— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 11, 2018
Full No Move Clause: Jul 1, 2020 to Jun 15, 2024
Modified No Trade Clause: Jun 16, 2024 to Jun 30, 2027
- 10 team trade listhttps://t.co/36fWm7fRDh pic.twitter.com/RVsC22i7NI
The Lightning will be hard-pressed to keep their star-studded roster intact this offseason given their impending free agents, both restricted and unrestricted (Brayden Point is one to keep in mind). However, with a team-friendly contract like Kucherov's, they should have no problem maintaining a Stanley Cup-caliber team for many years to come.