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

The 24-year-old center regressed a bit from a 77-point breakout campaign in 2015-16, but he's firmly established himself as a key cog in Washington's high-octane offense. The main question regarding Kuznetsov is whether the Russian RFA will agree to a long-term contract extension this summer or opt for a bridge deal that will bring him closer to unrestricted free agency in the future. In either case, he's a reliable, high-upside producer who should come off the board early in next season's fantasy drafts.

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