Evgeny Kuznetsov Plays in his 300th Game Thursday Night

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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov played in his 300th NHL game  Thursday night against the Bruins. Kuznetsov is the 63rd player in franchise history to play in 300 games. The 25-year old from Russia has been a big factor on the Capitals since his NHL debut in March 2014. 

Kuznetsov was selected by the Capitals with 26th overall pick in the 2010 NHL draft but didn’t make his Capitals debut until March 10, 2014 having spent time in the KHL prior to that. His first NHL goal came in clutch fashion in a big game against the Kings on March 25th as his tally came late in the third period to force overtime with 41.5 seconds left.

Since then, Kuznetsov has been a mainstay in the Capitals lineup and has provided fans with some thrilling goals and brilliant passing displays. In his career with the Capitals, he has scored 65 goals and has added a whooping 155 assists for 220 points. His best season came in the 2015-16 season that saw the Capitals collect their second ever Presidents’ Trophy for the league’s best regular season record where he scored 20 goals and 57 assists for 77 points.

Kuznetsov is the 21st player that was drafted in 2010 to play in 300 games and his 0.74 points per game is ranked fourth among those 21 drafted players that played in 300 games. With 12 goals and 26 assists already this season, don’t be surprised to see Kuznetsov shatter his 2015-16 numbers by season’s end.

By Michael Marzzacco

 

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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