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Evgeny Kuznetsov drafted by Washington Capitals

Evgeny Kuznetsov drafted by Washington Capitals

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.

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