Washington Capitals: New Fan Guide to 2015-2016 (Part 1)

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Evgeny Kuznetsov – #92


Position: Center

Evgeny Kuznetsov, or “Kuzy” by his fans and teammates, has been a long time coming for the Washington Capitals. Originally picked up by the Capitals back in 2010, he spent the majority of his time developing in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia before arriving in D.C.

He opened up about his hesitations and struggle migrating to America with Mike Vogel of Monumental Network and really pulled the curtain back for fans.

Kuzy had a relatively quiet start to his season last year, but really turned it on in the postseason. He picked up 5 goals for the team in the playoffs, including this goal which elevated the team past divisional rival New York Islanders in game seven of their series. Evgeny Kuznetsov is going to be a star in the NHL and we could really see him take off this season.

Kuzy also became a Dad over the this past summer to his own baby girl named Ecenia. The 23-year-old looks to be planting his families roots in Washington and we’re definitely happy to have them. He signed a two-year contract with the team over the summer. He will likely be here for much, much longer than that once his contract is ready to be renewed.

Stick around on Stars and Sticks as we continue to highlight the players that make the Washington Capitals such a fun team to root for. Next time, we’re checking out the rest of the forwards including some of the team’s veteran iron men.

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