When Evgeny Kuznetsov first joined the Capitals from Russia, Michael Latta and Tom Wilson gave him a nickname: Harry Potter. The nickname was given to Kuznetsov due to his “magical” stick skills.
Last Thursday, Wilson was involved in a scary incident which saw a puck deflect off Nicklas Backstrom’s stick, catching him in the face. The injury left him with a broken nose and a lightning bolt shaped scar – just like a certain boy wizard that Wilson happens to be a fan of.
Looks like it’s time to retire the nickname, Kuzy. There’s a new wizard in town.