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Evgeny Kuznetsov

25-Year-Old Center – Washington Capitals

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After following up his 77-point breakout with a disappointing 59-point encore last season, Kuznetsov is well on his way to living up to the "enigmatic Russian" stereotype. The Capitals don't seem to think so, though, as they committed a boatload of money to him on an eight-y...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 204   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:

Signed an eight-year, $62.4 million extension with the Capitals in July 2017.

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Kuznetsov recorded a power-play assist -- his 11th of the season -- during Friday's 4-3 overtime win against Detroit. He still hasn't scored a goal this season.

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Evgeny Kuznetsov NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 1:23 43 15
2015-16 23 NHL WAS 82 20 57 77 27 32 193 10.4 4 0 17:25 5 13 18 2:12 73 29
2016-17 24 NHL WAS 82 19 40 59 18 46 170 11.2 4 0 16:57 3 11 14 2:00 57 18
2017-18 25 NHL WAS 9 0 12 12 -3 4 17 0.0 0 0 18:50 0 4 4 3:57 7 3
2017-18 Proj 25 NHL WAS 82 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Evgeny Kuznetsov

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Evgeny Kuznetsov – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Center

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

18:50

Average Time On Ice

On average, Evgeny Kuznetsov was on the ice for 18:50.

3:57

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Evgeny Kuznetsov was on the ice for 3:57 during power plays.

0:02

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Evgeny Kuznetsov was on the ice for 0:02 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 17:25 2:12 0:02
2016-17 16:57 2:00 0:02
2017-18 18:50 3:57 0:02

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Evgeny Kuznetsov
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 17:17 2:22
Oct 20 DET@DET 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 0 19:24 5:11
Oct 17 TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 23:59 4:57
Oct 14 PHI@PHI 0 1 1 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:52 2:08
Oct 13 NJD@NJD 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:47 6:06
Oct 11 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:04 5:10
Oct 9 TAM@TAM 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 17:39 4:30
Oct 7 MON 0 4 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:18 3:35
Oct 5 OTT@OTT 0 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 20:12 1:37

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

Kuznetsov set up four goals, all by Alexander Ovechkin, in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Canadiens.

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Kuznetsov set up all three of Alex Ovechkin's goals and scored in the shootout in Thursday's season-opening 5-4 win against Ottawa.

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Kuznetsov notched a power-play goal and two assists in Wednesday's 4-2 preseason win over Montreal.

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Kuznetsov re-signed with the Capitals on Sunday to an eight-year, $62.4 million contract extension, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

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Kuznetsov has been offered $6 million annually from KHL SKA to return to his native Russia, JJ Regan of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Kuznetsov will be protected from the expansion draft, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Re-signing Kuznetsov, a pending restricted free agent, is a priority for Capitals GM Brian MacLellan, CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Kuznetsov finished the 2016-17 season with 19 goals and 40 assists in 82 games, adding 10 points through 13 postseason contests.

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Kuznetsov was summoned to Team Russia's World Championship roster Thursday.

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Kuznetsov collected a pair of assists in Monday's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh in Game 6.

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Kuznetsov scored a goal Saturday in a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh. The goal extends his goal streak to three games and three goals (four points).

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Kuznetsov scored a goal in Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Penguins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Kuznetsov busted out last year for an extraordinary 77-point breakout campaign, but it ended in disappointment when he went the final 20 games of the regular season without scoring a goal, then offered up just two points in 12 playoff games. Thatís no small part of the reason that the Caps Ė considered one of the top contenders for the Stanley Cup Ė got bumped in the second round by the eventual championship-winning Penguins. Nonetheless, itís hard for those who drafted the Russian center to complain, as he rewarded his fantasy owners in spades, finishing among the league leaders in rating with a plus-27 to go with his 20 goals and 57 helpers. Now itís on the playmaking center to show he can do it again Ė and with Washington returning most of its roster from last year, there doesnít seem to be any reason he wonít. Perhaps Kuznetsov will see a small downtick in scoring if Nicklas Backstrom stays healthy all year, but the 24-year-old Russian could also see a sizeable uptick if he ends up skating on the No. 1 line alongside goal-scoring extraordinaire Alex Ovechkin. But thatís all a matter of degrees; no matter how the playing time shakes out, this is a great time to own Kuznetsov in fantasy.

2015-16

Hallelujah Ė the Capsí 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 happened in March Ė a light bulb went on for the creative center. He delivered 13 points in his last 17 games and added another seven in 14 playoff games. Those seven actually came in a nine-game stretch. So has the breakout occurred, or is it actually in progress? We think itís the latter Ė Kuznetsovís still got a lot to learn. He isnít exactly good in the faceoff circle or his own zone, and his possession numbers are a work in progress (to the say the least). But heíll have better linemates this season -- perhaps including Justin Williams, a guy who makes those around him better -- and should be expected to continue developing into an offensive force.

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 Grabovskiís departure in free agency, Kuznetsov will likely get a crack as the teamís 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.