|Evgeny Kuznetsov is the Capitals' best prospect.|
Kuznetsov, 18, had an absolutely ridiculous season in the Kontinental Hockey League for someone his age, totaling 17 goals and 32 points in 44 games. He is currently playing in the Russian Minor Hockey League, which is where many young Russian players go after their KHL season is over to stay fresh (Traktor failed to make the playoffs). Kuznetsov was the Capitals' first round choice, 26th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft and is ranked as their best prospect who has not yet played with the Capitals by NHL Central Scouting (the other two are Mathieu Perreault and Marcus Johansson). For my full prospect breakdown of Kuznetsov, click here.