Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
Evgeny Kuznetsov
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 05/19/1992
AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, RUS
DRAFTED: WSH: 2010-26 overall
First NHL Game:
3/10/14 (WSH 2 vs PIT 3)
First NHL Goal:
3/25/14 (WSH 4 vs LA 5 SO, Quick)
First NHL Assist:
3/14/14 (WSH 4 vs VAN 3)
Most Goals in a Game:
1 (14 times, last: 4/5/15, WSH 2 at DET 1)
Most Assists in a Game:
3 (3/14/14 WSH 4 vs VAN 3)
Most Points in a Game:
3 (3/14/14 WSH 4 vs VAN 3, 3A)
Most Shots in a Game:
8 (3/16/15, WSH 4 at BUF 3 SO)
Most PIM in a Game:
4 (3 times, last: 12/29/14, WSH 3 at NYI 4
Most Ice Time in a Game:
19:31 (4/4/15, WSH 3 at OTT 4 OT)
Multiple Point Games:
6 (last: 3/31/15, WSH 4 vs CAR 2, 2A)
Longest Goal Streak:
2 (2 times; last: 3/16/15-3/19/15, 2G)
Longest Assist Streak:
3 (10/11/14-10/16/14, 3A)
Longest Point Streak:
4 (2/3/15-2/8/15, 1G-4A)
Penalty Shots: None
Most Goals in a Game:
2 (4/23/15, WSH 5 vs NYI 1)
Most Assists in a Game:
1 (2 times, last: 5/10/15, WSH 3 vs NYR 4)
Most Points in a Game:
3 (4/23/15, WSH 5 vs NYI 1, 2G-1A)
Earned the most points (37) by a Capitals rookie since John Carlson (37) in 2010-11 ...
Became the 13th rookie in franchise history to earn 25 assists in a season ... Scored on
four consecutive shootout attempts in 2014-15, matching the longest streak in the NHL
this season ... Led all Capitals rookies in goals (11), assists (26), points (37) and games
played (80) ... Ranked eighth among NHL rookies in assists (26) and ninth in points (37)
... Tallied an assist vs. BOS (4/8) ... Scored a goal at DET (4/5) ... Earned two assists vs.
CAR (3/31) .... Scored a goal at MIN (3/19) ... Scored a goal at BUF (3/16) ... Tallied two
points (1g, 1a) vs. DAL (3/13) ... Earned two assists vs. ANA (2/6) ... Scored a goal at
OTT (2/5) ... Earned two points at CBJ (1/27) ... Tallied an assist at TOR (1/7) ... Earned
an assist at PIT (12/27) ... Scored a goal at NYR (12/23) ... Scored a PPG at NJ (12/6) ...
Tallied two points (1g, 1a) vs. NYI (11/28), marking his second-career multi-point game
... Tallied an assist vs. ARI (11/2) ... Scored his first goal of the season vs. DET (10/29)
... Earned an assist vs. NJ (10/16) ... Earned an assist vs. SJ (10/14) ... Led NHL rookies
in playoff goals (5) and ranked tied for third among NHL rookies in playoff points (7) ...
Made his NHL playoff debut in Game 1 of the ECQF vs. NYI (4/15) ... Scored two goals
and added an assist in Game 5 of the ECQF vs. NYI (4/23), marking his first three career
playoff points ... Became the second player in franchise history to record his first three
playoff points in the same game, joining Sergei Gonchar (5/6/95 at PIT: 2g, 1a) ... Became
the fourth rookie in franchise history to score two goals in a playoff game, joining Marcus
Johansson (4/20/11 at NYR: 2g), Richard Zednik (5/28/98 at BUF: 2g, 1a) and Sergei
Gonchar (5/6/95 at PIT: 2g, 1a) ... Is the third rookie in Capitals playoff history to record
three points in a game, joining Zednik and Gonchar ... Scored the game-winning goal with
7:18 remaining in the third period in Game 7 of the ECQF vs. NYI (4/27) ... Became the
first rookie in Capitals playoff history to score a series-clinching goal in a Game 7 and is
one of six rookies in NHL history to score the game-winning goal in a Game 7 decided
by a one-goal margin ... The others are Toronto’s Gerry Ehman in 1953 (at Boston),
Montreal’s Claude Lemieux in 1986 (vs. Hartford in OT), Calgary’s Perry Berezan in 1986
(at Edmonton), Dallas’ Roman Lyashenko in 2000 (vs. Colorado) and New Jersey’s Adam
Henrique in 2012 (vs. Florida in 2OT) ... Scored a goal in Game 2 of the ECSF at NYR
(5/2) ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) in Game 6 of the ECSF vs. NYR (5/10).
2013-14: Earned an assist vs. CHI (4/11) ... Scored a goal at NYI (4/5) ... Scored a goal
vs. BOS (3/29) ... Scored his first NHL goal, a shorthanded goal to tie the game with 42
seconds remaining in the third period, vs. LA (3/25) ... Scored a goal in the shootout at SJ
(3/22) ... Recorded an assist at LA (3/20) ... Earned an assist vs. TOR (3/16) ... Registered
three assists, his first three NHL points vs. VAN (3/14) ... Recorded 10:22 of ice time in
his NHL/Capitals debut vs. PIT (3/10) ... Signed an entry-level deal with WSH on March 8.
European Career
2013-14: Played in 31 games with Chelyabinsk Traktor of the Kontinental Hockey League
(KHL), recording 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and 12 penalty minutes ... Ranked
fourth on the team in points and assists. 2012-13: Recorded 19 goals and 25 assists in 51
games with Chelyabinsk ... Ranked fifth in scoring in the KHL. 2011-12: Led Chelyabinsk
team in points and 2nd in goals ... Was named a KHL All-Star. 2010-11: Led Chelyabinsk
in points and second in goals and assists.
International Career
Has represented Russia at three World Championships (2012, 2013, 2014), two World
Junior Championships (2011, 2012) and two World U18 Championships (2009, 2010).
2014: Won a gold medal with Russia at the 2014 IIHF World Championship ... Registered
two points (1g, 1a) in 10 games at the tournament 2013: Scored one goal in three games
at the World Championship. 2012: Captained Russia to a silver medal at the World Junior
Championship and was named to the tournament all-star team, tournament’s best
forward, one of the top-3 best players on his team and won the tournament MVP ...
Led all players in tournament scoring ... T-6th on the team in scoring during the World
Championship and helped Russia win the gold medal. 2011: Won a gold medal with Russia
at the World Junior Championship while being named to the tournament’s all-star team
and one of Russia’s top players ... Recorded three assists in the gold medal-clinching
game versus Canada. 2010: Represented Russia at the World Junior Championship ...
Captained Russia’s Under-18 World Championship squad. 2009: Won a silver medal at
the Under-18 World Championship.
NHL Transactions
Selected by Washington in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Twitter: @Kuzya92 ... Participated in the EA Sports NHL 15 Tournament at the 2014
NHLPA Rookie Showcase ... His favorite memory at Verizon Center is scoring the gamewinning
goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the NY Islanders