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Watch Evgeny Kuznetsov row his kayak to center ice during goal celebration in KHL (Video)

Greg Wyshynski
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Evgeny Kuznetsov is going to be a star before he even plays a single game with the Washington Capitals. His exploits at World Juniors — from his scoring to his offending stodgy critics — are one facet of it. The growing collection of YouTube gold he's mining is another.

For example, this goal scored by Kuznetsov with the KHL's Traktor Chelyabinsk against SKA this week that led to an understated and timid celebration. Oh, wait, no, check that, he pretended to row a kayak at center ice:

Ah, the hockey kayak. Not as impressive as the soccer canoe, but no less impetuous.

Russian Machine Never Breaks has a rundown of recent exploits by Kuznetsov in Russia, including two fans who gave him a fedora inscribed with "Two-time hat-trick master of 2012 WJC." Fancy! RMNB's Ian Oland also notes that Kuznetsov used to celebrate with fans with the "kayak" after Traktor games last season.

s/t @whatnojagr

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