• Kuznetsov represented Russia at the 2010 World Junior Championships and was one of seven draft-eligible players on the young Russian team that finished sixth.
• He also participated in both the 2009 and 2010 Under-18 World Championships. In 2009 he helped Russia to a silver medal and in 2010, as captain, he recorded a team high 12 points (5-7--12) and a plus-eight rating in seven games to be named one of Russia’s top three players for the tournament.
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs