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92 Evgeny Kuznetsov C
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 | Birthdate: 5/19/1992 | Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia | Team: Washington Capitals | College: None | NHL Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 35/15 | Average Draft Position: 158.75
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3:20 PM

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Evgeny Kuznetsov

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.

12:48 AM

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Evgeny Kuznetsov

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.

5/10/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

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.

4/29/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

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.

4/23/2015

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Evgeny Kuznetsov

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.

4/5/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Stays Hot With Goal

Evgeny Kuznetsov

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.

4/3/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Gets Assist Thursday

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Gets Assist Thursday

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded an assist during Washington's 5-4 overtime win against Montreal on Thursday.
Analysis: The 22-year-old Russian assisted on Joel Ward's second goal of the night, giving him five points in his last five games. United with Alex Ovechkin on the top line, Evgeny Kuznetsov has been a marvel of consistency for the Capitals in recent weeks with points in nine of his last 13 games. Overcoming a slow start and a lack of opportunity earlier in the season, Kuznetsov is settling in nicely as a top-six playmaker, and is primed for a breakout campaign in 2015-16.

3/31/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Kuznetsov Contributes Two Helpers In Caps' Win

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Kuznetsov Contributes Two Helpers In Caps' Win

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov dished out two assists, went plus-2 and gathered two PIM in Tuesday's win over Carolina.
Analysis: This is just the latest in a run of productive action for the young Russian, who's now managed four goals and nine points in his last 10 games. Still shy of his 23rd birthday, Evgeny Kuznetsov looks like he's primed for a full-on breakout in the 2015-16 season.

3/28/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Records Assist Saturday

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov tallied an assist in Washington's 4-3 loss to the Predators on Saturday.
Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov has been doing some heavy lifting for the Capitals recently, with Saturday's assist giving him four goals and four assists in his last ten games, and giving the Capitals some resemblance of secondary scoring behind Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. No longer fending off the likes of Andre Burakovsky for the second-line center position, Kuznetsov is being given every opportunity to grow into the solid offensive talent the Capitals thought he could be when they selected him 26th overall in the 2010 Draft. The 22-year-old center is starting to round into form at the right time, and should be squarely in your draft plans next season.

3/21/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Nets Goal In Thursday's Win

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Nets Goal In Thursday's Win

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov potted a goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov now has three goals and three assists in his last seven games and appears to be firmly entrenched as the team's second-line center behind Nicklas Backstrom, at least for the time being. The Chelyabinsk native has had an up and down season, being shuffled throughout the lineup and even scratched on occasion. However, looking evermore comfortable in the top-six and shooting the puck more, Kuznetsov has some excellent sleeper value for the remainder of the season if he can keep the point production near this level, so he's worth an add to close out the year if still available. At the very least, keep him on your radar for next season.

3/17/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Scores Goal In Monday's Win

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Scores Goal In Monday's Win

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and put eight shots on net in Washington's 4-3 shootout win over Buffalo on Monday.
Analysis: His eight shots in one game was a season-high for the Russian phenom, and the one that got through Sabres goaltender Anders Lindback was a beautiful snap shot. Evgeny Kuznetsov has two goals and two assists in his last four games, and seems firmly entrenched as the team's second-line center for the time being, so he's worth playing in all formats while this hot streak continues.

3/13/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Collects Two Points In Win

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his seventh goal of the season and had an assist in Friday's loss to Dallas.
Analysis: That's four points in four games for Evgeny Kuznetsov, who now has seven goals and 28 points in 67 games on the season. Considering he's playing on the second line, the 22-year-old could be worth looking at if he keeps producing. He's been inconsistent, but if he can find a groove, he has the talent to put up some great numbers.

3/6/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Ends Scoring Drought With Assist

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted on Curtis Glencross' power-play goal in Washington's 2-1 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.
Analysis: The assist snaps a nine-game skid where the talented Russian failed to get on the scoresheet. With the monkey of his back, hopefully Evgeny Kuznetsov can start playing at a higher level. Keep an eye on him in the next game or two, as the renewed confidence might give him some late-season sleeper value if he can pick his game up.

2/27/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Without Points In Five Straight

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Without Points In Five Straight

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov has been held off the scoresheet the last five games.
Analysis: He had been running hot in late January and the early part of February, but the talented Russian has hit a cold stretch. He's still getting quality minutes on the second line and getting some time on the second power play unit, and has the requisite talent to put up solid numbers at the NHL level. Our advice is to wait it out as long as he's getting prominent ice time, but if the Caps move him back to the bottom-six role or scratch him, it may be time to move on from him in single-season leagues.

2/8/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Runs Point Streak To Four

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Runs Point Streak To Four

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov assisted on Alex Ovechkin's power-play goal in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Flyers.
Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov is now riding a season-high four game point streak with a goal and four assists in that span. The 22-year-old has 23 points through 52 contests and isn't a bad forward option in deeper leagues.

2/6/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Collects Two Helpers

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Collects Two Helpers

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov extended his point streak to three games Friday, picking up two assists in a win over Anaheim.
Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov is heating up of late, appearing on the the scoresheet in five of his last seven outings. With 22 points and a plus-11 rating in 50 games, the 22-year-old is putting together a decent second NHL season. Currently skating on the second line, the youngster is worth looking at in deeper formats, as a the surging Capitals have suffered just one regulation loss in their last six games.

2/6/2015

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Finds Net In Win

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov buried his sixth goal of the season in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Senators.
Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov tied the score in the second period, putting home a rebound to give him his second point in as many games. While he has been seeing time on the Caps' second line, Kuznetsov still only saw 10:33 of action Thursday, an indication coach Barry Trotz still isn't trusting the rookie to play big minutes just yet.

1/27/2015

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Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Snaps Slump With Two Points

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov put a stop to his seven-game scoreless skid with a goal and an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Jackets. He also went plus-2 with a pair of hits.
Analysis: A terrific outing for the rookie, who's had a slow start to his NHL career. With only 17 points in 45 games, his value has been reserved to the deepest of leagues, but the 22-year-old Evgeny Kuznetsov has as much long-term upside as anyone.

12/24/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Bags Goal Tuesday

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov netted his fourth goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov has served as the primary pivot on the Caps' second line for the last couple of weeks, but he has yet to unlock the production many expected from him just yet. He's accumulated 13 points and a plus-8 rating over 32 games to date, but given his immense talents, it wouldn't be overly surprising if he found his stride in the second half of the season.

12/4/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps Scratch Kuznetsov On Thursday

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Hurricanes.
Analysis: The decision is a curious one after Evgeny Kuznetsov had been seeing some time on the Caps' second line of late. Despite his recently-improved production, Kuznetsov has collected eight points in 23 games, far from the production many were expecting from a player who was a popular candidate to take home the Calder Trophy.

11/28/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Scores Second Of Season

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov bagged his second goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over the Islanders.
Analysis: A much needed two-point effort for Evgeny Kuznetsov, who had been held off the scoresheet in his last nine games. While the 22-year-old has gushing fantasy potential, he is currently playing on the fourth line, averaging only 11:16 of ice time per game. While Kuznetsov is valuable in some deep leagues right now, he will need to play in the Caps' top-six to be valuable in shallower formats.

11/13/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Trotz: Trying To Build Around Kuznetsov

News: Head coach Barry Trotz indicated he is trying to "build the fourth line" around Evgeny Kuznetsov, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Trotz noted that Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has spent much of the season on the Capitals' fourth line, is an integral part of his plan to have four complete lines and that injuries to players like Brooks Laich and Tom Wilson have kept the dynamic Russian from having more talented linemates to work with. Although his three goals and nine points over 17 games are impressive for a "fourth liner", fantasy owners expectations for a breakout campaign have been tempered since fellow rookie Andre Burakovsky stole the second-line center job during training camp. Although he's getting some work on the second power play unit, a Calder Trophy worthy (and perhaps a meaningful fantasy) campaign is likely out of reach unless or until he gets more quality minutes. Still, the situation is worth monitoring, but it's difficult to recommend Kuznetsov outside of deeper leagues at this time.

11/6/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Likely To Be Scratched Friday

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Likely To Be Scratched Friday

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov is expected to serve as a healthy scratch Friday against the Blackhawks, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
Analysis: The expected return of Brooks Laich (shoulder) to the lineup Friday will give the Capitals a surplus of centers, more than likely forcing coach Barry Trotz to make the tough decision to send Evgeny Kuznetsov to the press box. After failing to claim a top-six role in training camp, Kuznetsov has mostly floundered while centering the Capitals' third and fourth lines, contributing one goal and five assists over 12 games. It's not expected that Kuznetsov will become a regular scratch for the Capitals, but the rookie no longer looks poised to make the major impact that many expected from him heading into his first full NHL season.

10/30/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Pots First

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov notched his first goal of the season in Wednesay's loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: Since opening the season as the fourth-line center, Evgeny Kuznetsov has been bumped up to the third line. The presence of Nicklas Backstrom and the thriving Andre Burakovsky above him on the center depth chart may prevent Kuznetsov from climbing much further, though the Capitals could move him to the wing if the team decides he's ready for a top-six appointment. Before that happens, however, he'll need to dominate with consistency against lesser third-line competition. Wednesday's goal was a good start, but his overall production on the season (four points, 12 shot attempts in nine games) has been lukewarm.

10/17/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Gets Assist In Thursday's Win

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up an assist late in Washington's 6-2 win over visiting New Jersey on Thursday.
Analysis: The assist gives Evgeny Kuznetsov a three-game point streak, which is uncommon for fourth-line players in the NHL. Kuznetsov figured to battle rookie Andre Burakovsky for the second-line center position throughout the season, but with the Swede having the inside track at the moment, Kuznetsov has been honing his craft an the team's fourth-line center, and it's his presence on the team's second power play unit that is the source of most of his production. The 22-year-old Chelyabinsk native has world class talent, so it's only a matter of time before his role expands. He's a decent buy-low candidate at the moment.