Washington Capitals: Evgeny Kuznetsov "Not Ready for NHL" Signs KHL Extension

May 1st, 2012 by Tom Urtz Jr Leave a reply »
Evgeny Kuznetsov was ranked the NHL's top prospect currently not signed to a contract and that will remain the case for the next two years as Kuznetsov is "not ready for the NHL" and he will remain in the KHL for two more years.

Kuznetsov was selected by the Washington Capitals 26th overall in the first round of the  2010 NHL entry draft. He was ranked No.1 in THN's Future Watch, and he was very cryptic in his future plans. It is now official, however, that he will not become a Capital anytime soon.

Here is the latest via  (Puck Daddy).

Kuznetsov spoke with SovSport's Pavel Lysenkov:

(Kuznetsov): "The contract hasn't been signed yet.  But the decision to stay for two more years I have already made. To stay in Russia, in Chelyabinsk. The new contract hasn't been signed yet."

(Lysenkov): How can you explain this decision? Everyone thought you would join the Capitals next year.

(Kuznetsov): "It's tough to say. But firstly I really want to make the Olympics. I think we have a very strong team and I will continue to gain more experience and progress with the team. I am not ready to go to ...

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