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Evgeny Kuznetsov | Center | #92

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/19/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 192
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (26) / WSH
Contract: view contract details

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Evgeny Kuznetsov was able to pass a concussion test.
There was some concern about Kuznetsov's health after appearing to be struck in the face by Mikael Granlund's stick. Kuznetsov is expected to participate in Washington's Saturday morning skate and then play in that day's game. Feb 12 - 3:29 PM

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Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.

The Eastern Conference leading Capitals were dominated by the second place Panthers, but Washington was without Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby. Kuznetsov assisted on third period goals by Nicklas Backstrom and Andre Burakovsky. The 23-year-old has 10 points in his last four contests, and 15 goals and 51 points in 48 games this season.
Feb 2 - 11:46 PM

The NHL has named Evgeny Kuznetsov as the first star of the month for January.

He scored four goals and amassed 12 assists in 10 matches. Kuznetsov entered the All-Star break as the Capitals' leading scorer with 49 points in 47 games. He posted four multi-point efforts, including a four-assist night versus Columbus on Jan 19.
Feb 1 - 6:49 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov is repping the Washington Capitals in style.

Kuznetsov danced his way around the Atlantic division defense, and dragged Roberto Luongo out of position to put him his very first career NHL All-Star tally. With assist from Justin Faulk.
Jan 31 - 5:52 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov has been added to the All-Star Game roster.

Kuznetsov is taking the spot of Alex Ovechkin, who will instead rest a nagging injury. Kuznetsov is certainly worthy of the distinction as he has 15 goals and 49 points in 47 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 28 - 11:38 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov registered four assists in Washington's 6-3 win.

The 23-year-old had a hand in four of his team's six goals, including three primary assists in the second frame. Kuznetsov now totals 15 goals and 48 points in 46 games. The four-point effort gives Kuznetsov 10 points in his last five games as the former first round pick continues to produce at a scintillating pace this season.
Jan 19 - 9:49 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov tallied two goals and an assist on Thursday night to lead the Washington Capitals past Vancouver 4-1.

Kuznetsov now has 15 goals and 41 points through 43 games this season, a sensational start for the 23-year-old sophomore. After slowing a bit in December (seven points in 14 games), Kuznetsov is back on track in January (five points in five games). He is on pace to record 77 points with a +43 rating if he keeps it up down the stretch.
Jan 14 - 10:14 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 13th goal of the season and added an assist in a 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins.

Kuznetsov snapped a quick shot over Tuukka Rask's shoulder to score a power play goal midway through the second period, giving his team a 2-0 lead at the time. He also picked up an assist in the first period, bringing his season totals to 13 goals and 37 points in 39 games. The 23-year-old continued his hot run on Tuesday evening, registering his ninth point in his last eight games.
Jan 5 - 9:47 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov was one of three Capitals to register two points in their 5-4 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Kuznetsov (goal, assist), Marcus Johansson (goal, assist) and Tom Wilson (two assists) all had strong nights offensively. Kuznetsov has been brilliant this season. As of this writing, he has 12 goals and 23 assists, which rank 10th in the NHL. He tallied a total of 11 goals and 37 points during his rookie season in 2014-15.
Jan 2 - 10:27 PM

Center Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and added two assists in the Washington Capitals' 5-3 triumph over the visiting Winnipeg Jets Wednesday night.

Kuznetsov is enjoying a first-rate season. He now has eight goals and 16 assists. He had three points in the Caps' 7-3 rout of the Colorado Avalanche last Saturday. The Caps' other star center, Nicklas Backstrom, posted a two-point night against the Jets, with a goal and an assist. They were his eighth goal and 10th assist of the season. Backstrom's assist came on superstar Alex Ovechkin's 11th goal of the season. Winnipeg actually had a 2-1 lead before Ovechkin's goal on a Washington power play at 18:46 of the first period. Justin Williams (sixth) and Dmitry Orlov (third) also netted goals for the Caps. Williams was a plus-3 on the night. Note to fantasy players: Orlov has three goals in his past three games. The defenseman also had an assist Wednesday. John Carlson and Marcus Johannson each produced two assists.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 09:46:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov registered three points in the Capitals’ 7-3 rout of the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Only four Capitals were held off the scoresheet. Kuznetsov got a goal and two helpers, in addition to two penalty minutes. With seven goals and 21 points, the Capitals have a 1A-1B option at center with him and Nicklas Backstrom. They look like one of the best teams in the NHL. Other goal scorers included Alex Ovechkin (goal, assist), Dmitry Orlov, Justin Williams, John Carlson, Karl Alzner and Nate Schmidt.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:38:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov sniped home the overtime winner in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Florida.

If you weren't a believe before, perhaps now is a good time to get on board the legitimate hype train. Kuznetsov fooled both Florida defenders to break open in overtime, walked in, and beat Montoya short side before he could get set. Impressive stuff. He now has five goals and 13 points in 10 games.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 12:50:00 AM

Center Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the only goal for Washington Wednesday night during the Capitals' 3-1 loss to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kuznetsov scored his fourth goal of the season at 1:28 of the third period, giving the Caps a 1-0 lead. The Penguins bounced back with three consecutive goals, though, to seize the victory. Karl Alzner, with his first point of the season, was credited with the only assist on Kuznetsov's goal.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov has been tabbed as the NHL's first star of the week for the period ending Oct. 25.

He led the league with six assists and nine points in three games last week. Kuznetsov registered a hat trick and added two helpers in a 7-4 win over Edmonton on Oct. 23. He has 11 points in seven outings this season.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 04:52:00 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a hat trick and collected five points in Friday's 7-4 win over the Oilers.

A career night for the young forward Kuznetsov, and a career first hat trick. He was simply dominant from stem to stern, as he has been all season. Oddly, these were his first three goals of the season and his point total bumps up to eight.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 12:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Mike Richards
6Michael Latta
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer