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Evgeny Kuznetsov | Center | #92

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/19/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (26) / WAS
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Evgeny Kuznetsov has heated up offensively with eight points in his last four contests.
He has produced two goals and six assists over that span. Kuznetsov has scored just five markers this season, but his recent scoring surge is encouraging. Jan 11 - 5:52 PM

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Evgeny Kuznetsov has been handed a $2,000 fine for diving/embellishment.

Kuznetsov received a warning on Oct. 20th, but the first offense doesn't come with a fine. The reason he needs to write a check now is because of a second incident on Dec. 29.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 5 - 3:10 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and three assists in Washington's 6-5 OT win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kuznetsov helped set up goals by Justin Williams (first period), John Carlson (third period) and Alex Ovechkin (overtime). Kuznetsov also scored one of his own in the second frame. Kuznetsov's been a bit of disappointment this season, but fantasy owners should see tonight's performance as a big positive. Kuznetsov has four goals and 23 points in 37 games. Now would be a good time to buy-low on his fantasy stock.
Jan 3 - 10:39 PM

A turnover from Evgeny Kuznetsov led to New Jersey's PA Parenteau scoring an unassisted goal on Thursday.

The Devils went on to earn a 2-1 shootout victory, putting additional weight on Kuznetsov's mistake. "I just thought that was very careless," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "We’re in our zone, we win the faceoff and you’re going to throw a little blind pass? Secure the puck and live to fight another day." Kuznetsov has struggled offensively this season compared to the preseason expectations. He has three goals and 18 points in 34 contests.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov is on a five-game point streak after getting two assists on Tuesday.

Kuznetsov had 77 points in 2015-16, but he couldn't get much going in October and November. Now it seems like he's finally turned a corner, though he still has a ways to go as his 16 points in 28 contests remains disappointing relative to our preseason expectations.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 04:57:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov has produced a point in four consecutive contests.

"He's starting to use his biggest asset, which is his ability to skate," coach Barry Trotz said. "He's skating at a higher level and when he's doing that ... he's winning those battles, taking those pucks to areas. Therefore, he's creating more and is move dangerous and is that top centerman you saw at the start of last year where he could take over a game. You've seen that the last couple of games." Kuznetsov has five assists over that span, but he is still looking for his first goal in eight games.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov was pointless for the fourth straight game.

Kuznetsov has not had a good season at all after a 20 goal, 77 point performance last year. He has only three goals and nine points in 23 contests and certainly has been a sore spot for his fantasy owners this season. You have to keep him but it would be nice if he could start contributing.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist Wednesday.

It was the first goal and assist game for Kuznetsov since Feb. 22, a span of 44 games. "That was the Kuzy that, I think, we all see that he can be," coach Barry Trotz said. Kuzy was really decisive in how he was going to play today. There was no clutter in his game." Kuznetsov has only three goals and nine points after a 77 point season in 2015-16. Keep him in your lineup as it looks like he is ready to go on a streak.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the first goal of the game, but it would be the only one for the Washington Capitals as they lost a 5-1 contest to the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday night.

Kuznetsov’s second goal of the season came at the 12:02 minute mark of the first period with an assist from Dmitry Orlov and Matt Niskanen. He entered the game with five previous points on assists in 13 games.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 11:25:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov registered two assists in a 3-2 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday.

Kuznetsov has a goal and five assists in nine games this season. He broke out in 2015-16 with 77 points and while he's not on pace to match that mark so far, it wouldn't be surprising to see him finish within that ballpark again in 2016-17.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Look for Evgeny Kuznetsov to play more on the Capitals' first line even when Nicklas Backstrom is healthy.

Kuznetsov thrived alongside Alexander Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie when Backstrom was hurt to start last season. Caps' coach Barry Trotz seems willing to play the youngster on the top line in an alternating fashion with Backstrom. "He’s [Kuznetsov] a dominant player now," Trotz said. "I think he’s got a high confidence. It gives us great flexibility to do whatever thing we would want. I think on matchups, it’ll free some stuff for us, so we can do a number of different things with our roster. Look for Backstrom to play some games centering the second line featuring Justin Williams and Andre Burakovsky. Obviously this bodes well for Kuztnesov's fantasy value and may hurt Backstrom's a bit.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:28:00 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov potted a great goal for Russia in his first game at the World Championship on Saturday.

Kuznetsov quickly batted the puck out of midair into the roof of the net after his initial shot was stopped by Swiss goalie Reto Berra. Washington teammate Alex Ovechkin registered an assist in Russia's 5-1 win in the contest.
Sat, May 14, 2016 05:28:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov will join Team Russia for the rest of the 2016 World Championships.

While Washington's playoff run ended in disappointment, the 2015-16 campaign was an encouraging one for Kuznetsov. He established himself as a top-tier player with 20 goals and 77 points in 82 games. That being said, he was less effective offensively in the playoffs as he was limited to just a goal and an assist.
Wed, May 11, 2016 12:26:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov is projected to play with Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie again in Game 6 versus Pittsburgh.

Ovechkin picked up a goal and an assist playing with Kuznetsov in Game 5. The 23-year-old center has struggled in the postseason with two points in 11 matches, but playing on the top line has the potential to give him a boost.
Tue, May 10, 2016 04:24:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov is practicing on a line with T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin on Friday.

Nicklas Backstrom shifted to the second line as a result. Kuznetsov has struggled in the playoffs with a goal and three points in 10 games. Perhaps playing alongside Oshie and Ovechkin will spark him. The Capitals certainly have to hope so given that they're one loss away from elimination going into Game 5 on Saturday.
Fri, May 6, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer