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Evgeny Kuznetsov

23-Year-Old Center – Washington Capitals

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Hallelujah – the Caps’ second-line center problem has been solved. Or so it seems. Kuznetsov scuffled early in the season, delivering 24 points in his first 63 games and looking nothing like a first-round pick (or a second-line center, for that matter). But something happene...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 172   DOB: 5/19/1992   BORN: Chelyabinsk, Russia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #26 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Evgeny Kuznetsov Contract Information:

Re-signed with the Capitals on a two-year, $6 million contract in July 2015.

July 6, 2015  –  Evgeny Kuznetsov News

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Kuznetsov signed a two-year, $6 million contract extension with the Capitals on Monday, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2013-14 21 NHL WAS 17 3 6 9 -2 6 22 13.6 0 1 13:28 0 2 2 1:02 7 2
2014-15 22 NHL WAS 80 11 26 37 10 24 127 8.7 1 0 13:20 4 9 13 1:38 43 15
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#2 Center
  1. Nicklas Backstrom  OUT
  2. Evgeny Kuznetsov
  3. Brooks Laich
  4. Jay Beagle
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2013-14 13:28 1:02
2014-15 13:20 1:38

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Evgeny Kuznetsov: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kuznetsov's agent said that his client and the Capitals are exploring a two to three year contract extension, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

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Kuznetsov ended a three-game scoreless drought Sunday, picking up a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating in a 4-3 Game 6 loss to the Rangers.

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Kuznetsov netted the series-winning goal late in the third period of Monday's Game 7 against the Islanders.

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Kuznetsov scored two goals, assisted on another and went plus-3 in Thursday's Game 5 victory over the Islanders.

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Kuznetsov registered a power-play goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.

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Kuznetsov recorded an assist during Washington's 5-4 overtime win against Montreal on Thursday.

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Kuznetsov dished out two assists, went plus-2 and gathered two PIM in Tuesday's win over Carolina.

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Kuznetsov tallied an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Predators on Saturday.

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Kuznetsov potted a goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.

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Kuznetsov scored a goal and put eight shots on net in a 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo on Monday.

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Kuznetsov scored his seventh goal of the season and had an assist in Friday's loss to Dallas.

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Kuznetsov assisted on Curtis Glencross' power-play goal in Washington's 2-1 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

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2015-16

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2014-15

The toast of the town upon his arrival late in the season, Kuznetsov wasted no time in reinvigorating a fanbase in desperate need of hope. Despite playing mostly fourth-line minutes, the highly skilled winger from Russia managed nine points in his first 17 games. Having bulked up and honed his offensive skills in the KHL, the 22-year-old is poised for a greater role with the Capitals this season. Hoping he can fill the void left by Mikhail Grabovski’s departure in free agency, Kuznetsov will likely get a crack as the team’s second-line center, a position he has some familiarity with. With the size, speed, and offensive skills fans drool over, Kuznetsov has excellent sleeper potential and is an early favorite to challenge for the Calder Trophy in 2014-2015.

2013-14

Kuznetsov, 21 is the best prospect in the Capitals system. He had a solid year with Chelyabinsk (KHL) with 44 points in 51 games. Kuznetsov was added 42 PIM which underscored a new toughness in his game, a most welcomed development. Kuznetsov has just one year left on his KHL contract and he fully intends to play for Washington in 2014-15. Kuznetsov is a true blue chip prospect who should be owned in all keeper leagues.

2012-13

One of the stars of last winter's World Junior Championships, Kuznetsov's place in North American hockey this coming season was the subject of much debate. Would the immensely talented center join the Capitals or would he remain in Russia, playing professionally in he KHL? Kuznetsov signed a two-year deal with Traktor Chelyabinsk to remain in the KHL through the 2014 season. He remains one of the best hockey players currently not in the NHL, as the Caps would love to have him in the District.

2011-12

The most recent comparison Kuznetsov received was that of fellow Russian Evgeni Malkin. That is what his head coach sees, so for the Caps if that is pretty accurate they seem to have another Russian star in the making. He made the all-star game in the KHL and was the youngest player to ever be selected. He still has a year left on his contract in the KHL, but when this kid gets his chance he has all the potential to be a star.

2010-11

Kuznetsov was the first round selection in this past NHL entry draft, continuing the Russian connection. He is talented enough to play in the NHL, but he has a few years remaining on his contract in the KHL and that will give him some time to improve those skills. He will be in the NHL in the coming years though.