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Kucherov named the best extreme forward of the NHL in the season-2018/19

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© REUTERS / Kim KlementForward “Tampa Bay” Nikita Kucherov Кучеров признан лучшим крайним форвардом НХЛ в сезоне-2018/19

The Russian forward of NHL club “Tampa Bay lightning” Nikita Kucherov is recognized as the best extreme striker in the League last season, according to analysts network NHL Network.

Kucherov topped the rankings for the second year in a row. The results of the season-2018/19 26-year-old Russian became the winner of the prize “HART Trophy”, awarded to the most valuable player of the NHL season, and awards for the best scorer of the “Art Ross Trophy” and Prize Ted Lindsay as the best player in the opinion of the trade Union of hockey players of NHL.

Also Kucherov set a new record among Russian hockey players by the number of points in one regular championship of NHL, having improved the achievement of Alexander Mogilny (127 points, in the “Buffalo” in the season of 1992/93), and became the first player in twenty-first century with more than 125 points in the regular NHL season.

Second place in the list of the best extreme forwards took the American forward of “Chicago Blackhawks” Patrick Kane, the top three was closed by the Russian captain of the Washington capitals ‘ Alexander Ovechkin. On the eighth line of a rating there is a rookie “new York Rangers” Artemy Panarin, who played last season for “Columbus blue Jackets”. The owner of the Cup Stanley in structure “Saint Louis the Blues” Vladimir Tarasenko was ranked in 14th place.

Canadian striker “Edmonton oilers” Connor McDavid was named the best as a Central striker, second and third places respectively occupied by his fellow – Sidney Crosby from “Pittsburgh penguins” and Nathan MacKinnon of the “Colorado avalanche”. Among the Russian players were included in the rating striker “Pittsburgh” Yevgeny Malkin (13th place) and the forward “Washington” Evgeny Kuznetsov (16).

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