Who is Evgeny Kuznetsov?
Evgeny Kuznetsov is among the well-known celebrity who has established his name in the sports being a skilled and an outstanding player. Evgeny is a competitive ice hockey player who plays for the Washington Capitals of the NHL (National Hockey League). Furthermore, he has proved to be a proficient player winning the Stanley Cup in 2018, in addition to being the leading scorer with 32 points. Moreover, Evgeny has played several junior and senior-level competition and drove the team to win the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in 2011, in addition to the IHF World Championship in the year 2012, and 2014 respectively.
Personal Information of Evgeny Kuznetsov
Evgeny Kuznetsov was born on May 19, 1992, in Chelyabinsk, Russia, as Yevgeny Yevgenyevich Kuznetsov. He has the star sign of Taurus. Besides, he holds a Russian nationality, and as per ethnicity, he belongs to White. With a height of 6 feet 2 inches, Evgeny has been able to maintain his body fit.
Evgeny started his professional career from the 2009-10 season, playing for the Traktor Chelyabinsk, in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). During his first season, he played 35 games in total hitting 2 goals, and 6 assists, along with 8 points and 10 penalties. He became the third-best European striker for the 2010 NHL Draft. Then, in the next season, 2010-11, he played 44 games in total and hit 17 goals, and 15 assists.
He played 49 games in total in the season 2011-12. During the season, he hit 19 goals, 21 assists, 40 points, and 30 penalties. Then, in the next season 2012-13, he scored 19 goals, 25 assists, as well as 44 points and 42 penalties, in 51 games. 2013-14 became the last season of Evgeny for the Traktor Chelyabinsk. He played 31 games in the season hitting 8 goals, 13 assists, 21 points, and 12 penalties.
Evgeny also played in the Minor Hockey League. His first season in the Minor Hockey League was 2009-10, which he played for Belye Medvedi Chelyabinsk. During his first season, he scored 4 goals, and 12 assists, along with 16 points, and 8 penalties. Then, he played his next season in 2010-11 hitting 10 goals, 5 assists, 15 points, and 4 penalties, in a total of 8 games.
More About His Career
Furthermore, he started playing in the National Hockey League from the season 2013-14. During his first season, he played 17 games in total, hitting 3 goals, 6 assists along with 9 points and 9 penalties. Since the season 2013-14, he is presently playing for the Washington Capitals. During 2015-16, and 2016-17 season, he recorded his career-high games played, playing 82 games in total in each game. In 2015-16, he scored 20 goals, and in 2016-17, he scored 19 goals.
Similarly, during his next season, in 2017-18, he scored his career-high goals, 27 goals, playing in a total of 79 games. Also, he had 56 assists, 83 points, as well as 48 penalties. His last season for the Washington Capitals was 2018-19. In total, he played 76 games and scored 21 goals, and 51 assists along with 72 points and 50 penalties.
Evgeny, in total, played 210 games in KHL. During the KHL, he hit 65 goals, 81 assists, as well as 146 points, and 124 penalties. Likewise, till now, he has played 416 games in total in NHL. During his NHL, he hit 101 goals, along with 236 assists, 331 points, and 206 penalties.
Evgeny Kuznetsov has played internationally representing his country Russia. He first played internationally in the IIHF Under18 World Championship in the year 2009 and 2010. He placed in the second position and in the fourth position during the two years respectively. Then, for the next three years, he played in IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championship (WJC). During the years, he brought gold medal in the year 2011, and silver medal in 2012.
Subsequently, he represented his country in the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2012 and gained the gold medal. Though in 2013, he placed in the sixth position, he won back the gold medal in 2014 again. In 2016, he gained the bronze medal. Furthermore, he ranked fourth in the World Cup of Hockey in 2016. Eventually, in 2017, in the World Championship, he placed in the third position.
Evgeny has earned numerous awards from his professional career being a superior player.
During his NHL career, he gained several honors and achievements. In 2015, he became the First Star of the Week in October. Likewise, in 2016, he won the All-Star Game. Also, in the same year, in the first month, he became the First Star of the Month. His next award during the NHL was in 2018 winning the Stanley Cup from the Washington Capitals.
Furthermore, Evgeny from his international career won many awards. In 2010, he became the World Under18 Championships First Team All-Star. Also, for two consecutive years, 2011 and 2012, he became the World Junior Championships First Team All-Star. Similarly, in 2012, he gained two more awards, including the WJC Best Forward, and the WJC Most Valuable Player. His next award from the international career was in 2019, winning WJC All-Decade Team.
Personal Life of Evgeny Kuznetsov
About his personal life, Evgeny is a married man. He married his longtime girlfriend Anastasia Zinovyeva. Anastasia also comes from a sports family as her brother is an ice hockey player. The couple dated for a year and then married in June of 2011 at the Traktor Ice Arena. Evgeny married at the age of 19. Moreover, the couple is blessed with a daughter, Ecenia Kuznetsov.
Evgeny Kuznetsov has gained massive popularity from his amazing professional career. Along with gaining name and fame, he has accumulated a decent amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $6 million.
Furthermore, his contract with the Washington Capital of 8 years is worth $62.4 million. His net worth includes his Mercedes Benz S63 AMG, 577 horsepower, and Mercedes VB Biturbo car, among many others.