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2015 NHL Draft
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Evgeny Kuznetsov
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Evgeny Kuznetsov  #92

NUMBER: 92 BIRTHDATE: May 19, 1992  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Chelyabinsk, Russia
WEIGHT: 172 DRAFTED: WSH / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (26th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015 Playoffs Earned two points (1g, 1a) vs. NYR (5/10) in Game 6 ... Scored a goal in Game 2 at NYR (5/2) ... Led the NHL in faceoff win percentage (67.5%) in the first round ... Registered four points (3g, 1a) in the first round vs. NYI ... Scored the game-winning goal in the third period in Game 7 vs. NYI (4/27) ... Registered six shots in Game 6 at NYI (4/25) ... Earned three points (2g, 1a) in Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23). 2014-15 Regular Season 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).
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL