Graphic by Ian Oland.
We have sad news to report out of Russia today. We can no longer refer to Evgeny Kuznetsov as EK92 because the 2010 Washington Capitals first-round pick has decided to change his jersey number to 84, per Traktor Chelyabinsk’s official website. Traktor has not provided any reasoning behind the decision.
Kuznetsov has always worn #92 with Traktor Chelyabinsk and Russia’s national team. On the junior national team, he wore #25.