• 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.
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild