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Evgeny Kuznetsov | Center | #92

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/19/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 204
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (26) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Evgeny Kuznetsov registered an assist in the Capitals' 4-3 overtime loss to New Jersey.
Kuznetsov has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has 13 goals and 42 points in 46 contests in 2017-18. There's a good chance he'll get back to the 70-point milestone after falling to 59 points last season. Jan 19 - 10:00 AM

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Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Kuznetsov scored his first goal since Dec. 22 in the victory. The Capitals also got goals from Lars Eller and John Carlson in the victory. Kuznetsov now has 13 goals and 40 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 9 - 10:37 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.

Kuznetsov was parked in front of Scott Wedgewood and picked up the big rebound to bury his 12th goal of the season. Kuznetsov now has seven points over his last five games, bringing his total to 38 in 36 games this season. The talented Russian forward is on pace for 86 points, that mark would eclipse his career high of 77 established during the 2015-16 season. T.J. Oshie also scored for Washington in the loss.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 12:32:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov registered three assists in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

Kuznetsov recorded his first multi-point game since Nov. 30, assisting on the game's opening before dishing two more assists in the third. Kuznetsov now has 10 goals and 34 points in 32 games this season.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 10:53:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

Kuznetsov opened the scoring just 4:04 into the first period. His second tally of them game then made it 2-1 for the Capitals in the second frame, but it was all downhill from there. Kuznetsov has eight goals and 28 points in 26 games this season. He's definitely worth owning and starting in most fantasy formats.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 09:40:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Kuznetsov registered the primary assists on both of teammate Jakub Vrana's goals. He added one of his own on the power play to make it 3-0 for Washington in the middle frame. Kuznetsov finished the game with a plus-1 rating and four shots on goal in 15:12 of ice time. The Caps forward has six goals and 26 points in 23 games this season. Kuznetsov has seven points in his last five games.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 12:31:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Ovechkin's pass took a couple of deflections before finding its way right to Kuznetsov who buried his fifth goal of the season. With Nicklas Backstrom struggling to pick up points, Kuznetsov has really elevated his offensive game. The 25-year-old Russian now has 23 points in 21 games this season. He'll most likely finish the season eclipsing his career high of 77 points established during the 2015-16 season.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 10:24:00 PM

Coach Barry Trotz wants to see Evgeny Kuznetsov shoot the puck more.

"I think what it does when he does shoot, it will open up his wingers for him, too. Because everybody's shading to the wingers right now because they think he's just looking for his wingers," Trotz said. "He's just got to shoot a little bit more. Be more of a threat. He's a threat gaining the zone, he's a threat when he gets to the top of the circles. And he can shoot the puck." Kuznetsov has three goals and 19 points in 17 games this season. He hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 28 when he got two against Edmonton. The Oilers will visit Washington on Sunday night and Kuznetsov has five markers and two assists in seven career meetings versus Edmonton.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 02:26:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, including the game-winner in a 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

The Capitals fell behind 2-0 late into the first period but Smith-Pelly's first of the season just before the end of the period brought the Capitals back to life. With under five minutes remaining in the third period, Kuznetsov turned into a magician, working his way through two defensemen before somehow sliding the puck passed Talbot for his second of the game. It's Kuznetsov's fifth career two goal game. He has three goals and 14 points in 11 games this season.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 12:44:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his first of the season in a 6-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Kuznetsov finally found the back of the net for Washington on Thursday, but the 25-year old has been productive for the Capitals with 12 assists. His goal came before the end of the second period, but wasn't enough for the Capitals to come back.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 01:03:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov extended his point streak to three games with an assist on Monday.

Kuznetsov has an incredible eight assists in those three contests. That gives him the early lead in the NHL's scoring race, ahead of Brayden Point (3-4-7) and teammate Alex Ovechkin (7-0-7).
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 06:42:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov earned four assists in Saturday's 6-1 win against Montreal.

Kuznetsov picked up a helper on all four of Alex Ovechkin's goals in the contest. He also had three assists on three goals by Ovechkin in Washington's 2017-18 opener against Ottawa.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 10:41:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov could be in line to play on Washington's top power-play unit this season.

Kuznetsov skated on the first combination during Tuesday's practice. The Capitals need a replacement for Marcus Johansson, who was traded to New Jersey in the off-season. Kuznetsov was a 77-point player in 2015-16 prior to dropping to 59 points last year. If he secures a spot on Washington's top power-play unit then he stands a great chance to return to the 70-point plateau.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up a goal and two assists in Washington's 4-2 preseason win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Kuznetsov opened the scoring with a power play goal that looked way too easy, as he went around veteran Mark Streit like he wasn't even there. The 25-year-old saw his point total come down from 77 in 2015-16 to 59 last season. Don't be surprised if he bounces back in a big way in 2017-18. He has the talent to put together an 80-point season, but he'll have to prove that last year was just a blip on the radar.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 10:57:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov will start the regular season on the same line as Alex Ovechkin.

Coach Barry Trotz said the other duo he wants at the start of the year will be Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie. They will probably be joined by Andre Burakovsky, while a few players will battle for the spot alongside Ovechkin and Kuznetsov.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer