Evgeny Kuznetsov

On Sunday, Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Traktor Chelyabinsk played Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (say that three times fast) at home. Kuzya continued his fantastic start to the regular season, scoring two goals in the game, his second of which was his most beautiful on the season. Don’t believe me? Check out the footage after the jump.

Goal #1, Snapshot Off the Face-off

Goal #2, Takes Skate Around Offensive zone, Scores on Wrap-Around

This is a first for the young Caps prospect.

Traktor won the game 4-2 and Kuzya is now tied for the KHL league-lead in goals.

To summarize:

  • Kuznetsov’s seven goals ties him for the league-lead with Denis Abdullin, ’01 Red Wings draftee Igor Grigorenko, and KHL superstar Roman Cervenka.
  • He has goals in four of the last five games.
  • He currently has a five-game point streak.
  • Sunday marked the 19-year-old’s first multi-goal, multi-point game of the year.
  • It also was his first multi-plus (+2) game of the year
  • Cdizz

    OH MY GOD. It’s not going to be fair having him on the Capitals. 

  • Ghsidu


  • And imagine if we somehow use the av’s draft pick to select Nail Yakupov in the draft.