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Evgeny Kuznetsov

26-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 indicated that it was his shoulder that was injured in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals and will not require surgery, Tarik El-Bashir of NBC Sports Washington reports.

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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 79 27 56 83 3 48 187 14.4 8 1 18:49 7 23 30 3:27 50 26
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Evgeny Kuznetsov – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Center

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

18:49

Average Time On Ice

On average, Evgeny Kuznetsov was on the ice for 18:49.

3:27

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Evgeny Kuznetsov was on the ice for 3:27 during power plays.

0:03

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Evgeny Kuznetsov was on the ice for 0:03 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 18:49 3:27 0:03
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
Jun 7 VGK@VGK 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 21:02 4:17
Jun 4 VGK 0 4 4 1 2 0 3 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:37 5:04
Jun 2 VGK 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 18:52 5:00
May 30 VGK@VGK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 4:26 0:00
May 28 VGK@VGK 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:26 2:00
May 23 TAM@TAM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 18:56 1:22
May 21 TAM 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 1 0 20:43 1:23
May 19 TAM@TAM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:16 0:00
May 17 TAM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 2 22:50 6:15
May 15 TAM 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 12 8.3 0 0 24:52 4:44
May 13 TAM@TAM 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:19 1:36
May 11 TAM@TAM 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:52 3:11
May 7 PIT@PIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 21:48 1:51
May 5 PIT 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 50.0 2 1 20:10 3:39
May 3 PIT@PIT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 1 0 19:45 3:21
May 1 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 0 21:34 5:46
Apr 29 PIT 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 19:07 4:02
Apr 26 PIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 1 0 19:49 0:30
Apr 23 CLM@CLM 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 2 18:25 4:18
Apr 21 CLM 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 24:04 4:39
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Apr 19 CLM@CLM 1 3 4 3 2 0 1 0 5 20.0 1 0 20:44 1:43
Apr 17 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 31:01 5:16
Apr 15 CLM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 8 0.0 2 0 28:38 9:30
Apr 12 CLM 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 6 33.3 3 2 23:58 6:32
Apr 7 NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:19 3:44
Apr 5 NAS 2 1 3 -1 0 1 1 0 4 50.0 1 0 20:16 4:35
Apr 2 STL@STL 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:55 1:51
Apr 1 PIT@PIT 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 20:50 5:20
Mar 30 CAR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:01 2:51
Mar 28 NYR 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 19:56 4:48
Mar 26 NYR@NYR 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 100.0 0 0 17:36 3:38
Mar 24 MON@MON 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 50.0 0 0 18:06 2:03
Mar 22 DET@DET Did Not Play
Mar 20 DAL Did Not Play
Mar 18 PHI@PHI Did Not Play
Mar 16 NYI 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 3 0.0 1 0 14:00 4:16
Mar 15 NYI@NYI 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:28 1:47
Mar 12 WPG 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 23:13 3:07
Mar 10 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 20:05 0:00
Mar 8 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:07 4:16
Mar 6 ANA@ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:57 4:14
Mar 3 TOR 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 50.0 0 1 18:08 1:59
Feb 27 OTT 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 6 33.3 0 0 16:39 2:34
Feb 26 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 19:29 3:35
Feb 24 BUF 1 3 4 3 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:52 0:19
Feb 22 FLA@FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 18:35 1:53
Feb 20 TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:39 2:45
Feb 19 BUF@BUF 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 15:33 1:01
Feb 17 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 16:55 1:43
Feb 15 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:37 2:48
Feb 13 WPG@WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:00 3:02
Feb 11 DET 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:03 3:40
Feb 9 CLM 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 20:10 4:59
Feb 6 CLM@CLM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:25 1:16
Feb 4 VGK 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:19 3:11
Feb 2 PIT@PIT 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 17:58 2:19
Jan 31 PHI 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 22:27 3:45
Jan 25 FLA@FLA 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:05 4:59
Jan 21 PHI 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:16 3:28
Jan 19 MON 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 19:20 3:32
Jan 18 NJD@NJD 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:52 5:59
Jan 12 CAR@CAR 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:24 5:05
Jan 11 CAR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:46 3:37
Jan 9 VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 19:26 3:06
Jan 7 STL 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 18:31 4:08
Jan 2 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:06 2:53
Dec 30 NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 14:05 2:55
Dec 28 BOS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 21:53 5:57
Dec 27 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 22:47 2:48
Dec 23 VGK@VGK 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:04 4:15
Dec 22 ARI@ARI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 21:02 3:14
Dec 19 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 19:38 5:36
Dec 16 ANA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 19:11 0:00
Dec 14 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 17:39 5:25
Dec 12 COL 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:10 0:00
Dec 11 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 19:30 2:29
Dec 8 NYR 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 2 15:59 4:56
Dec 6 CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:18 3:07
Dec 4 SAN 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:31 6:39
Dec 2 CLM 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 17:27 1:26
Nov 30 LOS 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 0 0 20:06 3:38
Nov 25 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:41 2:44
Nov 24 TAM 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:07 4:36
Nov 22 OTT 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 15:12 0:48
Nov 20 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:37 4:15
Nov 18 MIN 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 7 14.3 0 0 18:52 5:14
Nov 16 COL@COL 1 0 1 -1 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:30 6:20
Nov 14 NAS@NAS 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:16 3:25
Nov 12 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 22:21 2:22
Nov 10 PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 1 23:01 6:43
Nov 7 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:53 1:11
Nov 6 ARI 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 22:40 6:51
Nov 4 BOS@BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:41 3:03
Nov 2 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 18:50 5:27
Oct 29 CGY@CGY 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 18:35 3:43
Oct 28 EDM@EDM 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 1 0 17:24 0:00
Oct 26 VAN@VAN 1 0 1 -1 2 0 0 0 6 16.7 2 0 22:12 3:45
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 dished out a helper on his team's opening goal in Thursday's 4-3, Game 5 win over the Golden Knights. The victory clinched a 4-1 series win and the Stanley Cup for Washington.

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Kuznetsov put up four apples Monday, leading his team in scoring in a 6-2 win over Vegas in Game 4.

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Kuznetsov (upper body) scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights.

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Kuznetsov (upper body) will suit up for Saturday's Game 3 showdown against Vegas, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Kuznetsov (upper body) took line rushes and participated on the power play during practice Saturday but stated "We'll see" afterward in regards to his status for Game 3, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Kuznetsov (upper body) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's Game 3 clash, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

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Kuznetsov (upper body) was on the ice for the optional skate Friday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

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Head coach Barry Trotz indicated Kuznetsov (upper body) was "day-to-day" during Thursday's media conference call, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Kuznetsov (upper body) did not return to Wednesday's Game 2 and coach Barry Trotz didn't provide an update on his status following the contest, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

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Kuznetsov exited to the locker room during the first period of Wednesday's Game 2 against the Golden Knights holding his left arm, hand or wrist, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. He is considered questionable to return, according to the NBC Sports broadcast, and the Capitals labeled it an upper-body injury.

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Kuznetsov had a helper in Monday's Game 1 loss to Vegas.

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Kuznetsov extended his point streak to eight games and 13 points with his 11th goal of the postseason in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning.

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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.