Evgeny Kuznetsov drafted by Washington Capitals (Photo © Getty Images)
With the 26th overall pick, the Washington Capitals picked wing . He’s the third player to get picked in the first round after Alexander Burmistrov and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Kuznetsov, 18, has recently signed a new 2 years deal with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL, but most likely the Caps are willing to wait a bit so that he can develop at home.
Evgeny Kuznetsov had a very good rookie season with Traktor, with nine points in 35 games. He also scored once in the playoffs. He skated at both U20 and U18 WJC.