Washington Capitals sixth-year forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has a unique D.C. sports friendship you may not have known existed.
We've seen similar cross-team bonds form before in this city. Remember the Tom Wilson-Chris Thompson jersey exchange?
Kuznetsov has formed a similar bond with Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal, and the blossoming friendship isn't all that new.
The 26-year-old posted this photo with Beal on Instagram in November 2017.
"Been to his house a couple times," Kuznetsov told Sports Illustrated. "Big fan of hockey."
Just one calendar year separates the two respective stars and both have been seen attending each other's games from time to time.
Beal was most recently in the house for the Washington's game against San Jose Tuesday night inside Capital One Arena.
Kuzy hopes to cultivate a similar friendship with D.C. United star Wayne Rooney in the future to pick his brain on business-related aspects of being a professional athlete.
"I will for sure when I get older," he told SI, "when I am not shy."
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