by PuckStopsHere on 03/09/14 at 03:20 PM ET
The Washington Capitals are happy to finally be bringing Evgeny Kuznetsov to the NHL. He has been often called the best young player outside the NHL. In 2010, they picked him with their first round draft pick 26th overall. He would have been picked much earlier than that but it was clear that he was going to stay in the KHL after being drafted.
Kuznetsov has been playing with Traktor Chelyabinsk since 2009. He has played in the KHL All Star Game. He has signed an entry level contract with the Washington Capitals. The KHL playoffs have begun and his team missed them. Kuznetsov is looking for a place to play and will join the Capitals for the stretch drive and the playoffs, if Washington makes them. It will be interesting to see if he is as good as promised in the NHL.
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