Evgeny Kuznetsov has always had a special relationship with his hockey teams’ mascots. For instance, when Kuzy played in the KHL, the Traktor Chelyabinsk mascot, Mikey The Polar Bear, attended his wedding.
Sunday after the Capitals’ 2-0 loss to the Florida Panthers, Kuznetsov participated in the team’s Jersey Off Their Backs ceremony. While he waited to give away his sweater, Kuznetsov messed with Slapshot. Things got physical.