Nikita Kucherov wins the Ted Lindsay Award

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Nikita Kucherov wins the Ted Lindsay Award
Nikita Kucherov wins the Ted Lindsay Award

Kucherov becomes the second Lightning player to win the Ted Lindsay, joining Martin St. Louis, who was the 2004 recipient when it was known as the Lester B. Pearson Award. He is the fourth Russian-born player to earn the distinction. In his acceptance speech, Kucherov thanked all those who helped him win - teammates, coaches, trainers, his wife and son - and had a special thank you to the fans of Tampa Bay. "You guys are the best in the League," he said. "Love playing for you guys." Kucherov set Lightning franchise records for assists (87) and scoring (128) during the 2018-19 regular season. His 128 points were the most in the NHL since 1995-96 (Mario Lemieux - 161 pts. Jaromir Jagr - 149 pts.)

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