Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) drives the puck down ice in the first period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP
Kathy Kmonicek
July 06, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov has signed a $6 million, two-year contract.

The team announced the deal Monday.

As a rookie, Kuznetsov had 11 goals and 26 assists during the regular season, and then starred in the playoffs, with five goals and two assists. He scored twice in Game 5 against the New York Islanders in the first round, and netted the winning goal in a 2-1 Game 7 victory in that series.

The 23-year-old Kuznetsov was a first-round pick by the Capitals in the 2010 NHL draft.

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