Evgeny Kuznetsov

#92 C / Washington Capitals / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 200 lb Age: 23 College: None

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      Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Propels Caps with three-point night

      Kuznetsov added one goal and two assists in Wednesday's 5-3 home win over the Jets. It's the second three-point effort from Kuz in the past five matches. The Russian now has eight goals and 16 assists in 21 games and he currently leads all Capitals skaters in points -- yes, that includes Alex Ovechkin (20). Kuznetsov could afford to be more consistent from one game to the next, but he tallies in bunches having recorded six multi-point efforts through 21 games. It won't be long before he becomes a household name.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Centering second line Wednesday

      Kuznetsov will play alongside Marcus Johansson and Andre Burakovsky on the second line, Mike Vogel of Monumental Networkreports. Kuznetsov has been incredible as the pivot for Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie since the season began with five goals and 17 points in 16 games, but will at least temporarily cede top-line center duties to Nicklas Backstrom for now. Given how well Kuznetsov has played, don't be surprised if he is reunited with Ovechkin and Oshie again this season, but his fantasy value takes a hit with the new assignment as Johansson and Burakovsky aren't quite the offensive heavyweights Kuznetsov was playing with before. Still, the 23-year-old has plenty of upside for the remainder of 2015-16 and should be played every night.

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      Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Provides two helpers in win

      Kuznetsov bagged two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's in over the Flyers. The first helper in particular was a thing of beauty, with Kuznetsov cutting into the offensive zone, wheeling in behind the net, and leaving a behind-the-back pass right on Steve Mason's doorstep for T.J. Oshie to slam home. The 23-year-old Russian hasn't scored a goal in five games, but has been keeping up the pace by contributing assists steadily, continuing a breakout that's no surprise at all.

    • Has four-point game Sunday

      News: Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and three assists during Sunday's 6-2 win over the Islanders.
      Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov also won nine of 14 face-offs, a good sign for Alex Ovechkin who will be depending on Kuznetsov to fill the void of the still-ailing Nicklas Backstrom for at least the first few games of the season. With top-flight offensive skills and a solid claim in Washington's top-six, Kuznetsov is a legitimate breakout candidate who is available in the mid to late rounds of most drafts. Make sure you keep an eye on him as your draft unfolds.
    • Caps' Kuznetsov Signs Two-Year Deal

      News: Evgeny Kuznetsov signed a two-year, $6 million contract extension with the Capitals on Monday, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
      Analysis: The "bridge deal" is close to what Evgeny Kuznetsov's camp and the Capitals had been rumored to be working on in previous days. Considering that the 23-year-old figures to be a fixture of Washington's offense next season, the cap hit is more than reasonable. After a slow initial adjustment to the North American game upon his debut in the second half of 2013-14, Kuznetsov's production ticked up down the stretch late last season. With Nicklas Backstrom recovering from offseason hip surgery, the Capitals will count on Kuznetsov for a breakout campaign in 2015-16.
    • Caps' Kuznetsov Seeking Short-Term Extension

      News: Evgeny Kuznetsov's agent said that his client and the Capitals are exploring a two to three year contract extension, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
      Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov remains a restricted free agent and his re-signing is a top priority for general manager Brian MacLellan and the Capitals. After a slow start to his sophomore campaign, Kuznetsov was a mainstay as the team's second-line center by season's end, finishing with 37 points in 80 regular season games, as well as five goals and seven points in 14 playoff games. With outstanding offensive skills, Kuznetsov figures to be a fixture on the Capitals for many years to come, but appears willing to accept a bridge deal rather than sign a long-term extension at this time. Keep an eye on the situation as it unfolds, but all signs point to Kuznetsov staying in DC for now.
    • Caps' Kuznetsov Notches Two Points In Game 6 Loss

      News: Evgeny Kuznetsov ended a three-game scoreless drought Sunday, picking up a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating in a 4-3 Game 6 loss to the Rangers.
      Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward were the Caps' best skaters in this one, each going plus-3 and combining for seven points. The Russian center had previously tallied just a single point (a goal) in the series' first five games. Nonetheless, even though he won't turn 23 years old for another nine days, Kuznetsov has established himself as a legitimate NHLer and an explosive scorer. His upside is sky-high.
    • Kuznetsov's Game-Winner Sends Caps To Second Round

      News: Evgeny Kuznetsov netted the game-winning and series-winning goal in Monday's Game 7 against the Islanders.
      Analysis: Widely touted as a Calder Trophy candidate coming into the season, Evgeny Kuznetsov early struggles prevented such talk from materializing, but he's really found his stride over the last two months. Since the start of March, he's compiled eight goals and nine assists over his last 26 games, highlighted by a career-high three-point performance in Game 5. The late surge could make Kuznetsov a chic post-hype sleeper come draft time next season.
    • Kuznetsov's Three Points Power Caps In Game 5

      News: Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals, assisted on another and went plus-3 in Thursday's Game 5 victory over the Islanders.
      Analysis: A huge night for Evgeny Kuznetsov, who took a game-high seven shots on goal and pretty much stole the thunder from Alex Ovechkin, who had just a single shot on goal and no points. Kuznetsov had, however, gone without a point in the series' first four games, and his season-long inconsistency makes it hard to expect the young Russian to sustain this offensive outburst.
    • Caps' Kuznetsov Stays Hot With Goal

      News: Evgeny Kuznetsov registered a power-play goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.
      Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov has been finding his way onto the scoresheet with remarkable consistency of late, tallying 12 points in 15 contests since Mar. 5. Despite getting off to a slow start, the 22-year-old has managed 37 points in 78 games and figures to have a larger fantasy impact beyond just dynasty formats next season.
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