Draft Profile: Evgeny Kuznetsov
Date of Birth: May 19, 1992
Place of Birth: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 175
An offensive dynamo, Kuznetsov maybe the best skater from Russia in this year’s draft. The 18 year old KHL blue chipper has wowed scouts with his extremely quick and soft hands. The Red Line Report went as far as to say that Kuznetsov, “Makes highlight reel plays and can kick in the after burners to leave d-men in his dust.” The Scouting Report praised Kuznetsov stating the young Russian “ …has the ability to make plays in the offensive zone that very few others can make” and “…could be an absolute gem to pick up”.