The Noon Countdown: Kuzy Can

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8 - Number of days remaining until the 2017-18 season. But it’s also...

...the number of players in franchise history who have scored at least 50 goals and 125 assists over their first four seasons, with Evgeny Kuznetsov becoming the eighth this year. Kuznetsov joins an elite club that includes Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Gartner, Bobby Carpenter, Ryan Walter, Bengt Gustafsson, and Scott Stevens, scoring 53 goals and 129 assists in 261 games as a Cap (the fewest games played of the eight).

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