Kuznetsov is the first defenceman selected by Calgary since Juuso Valimaki in 2017. First time in 16 picks they’ve gone to the blueline.

Born in Russia, came to NA for 2018-2019 season with USHL Sioux Falls. Played at UCONN 2019-20, was the youngest player in the NCAA. #Flames

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