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Kirill Kaprizov

Born:April 26, 1997Draft:2015 Wild #135 Overall
Hometown:Novokuznetsk, RussiaPosition:LW/RW
Known For:Nicknamed “The Thrill”ShootsLeft
National Team:Russia

Kirill Olegovich Kaprizov (Russian: Кирилл Олегович Капризов; born 26 April 1997) is a Russian professional ice hockey forward for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL).

After being selected as a fifth-round pick of the Wild at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Kaprizov spent five seasons in the KHL before coming over to North America. He played in the 2018 Winter Olympics for Team Russia and scored a tournament-high five goals.

After that, Kaprizov went on to win back-to-back scoring titles in the KHL and then debuted with the Wild on Jan 14, 2021 against the Los Angeles Kings. He promptly recorded three points in that game, which included his first NHL goal. He is an early favourite for the Calder Trophy and is conjuring up memories of former Wild star Marian Gaborik.

Kirill Kaprizov Minnesota Wild
Kirill Kaprizov of the Minnesota Wild after scoring the first playoff hat trick in franchise history (Photo by Bailey Hillesheim/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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  • Calder Memorial Trophy (2021)
  • Played in five KHL All-Star Games (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Won a bronze medal with Team Russia at the 2017 World Junior Championship (WJC)
  • Named a top-three forward and best forward at the 2017 WJC
  • Named to the 2017 WJC All-Star Team
  • Won a gold medal with Team Russia at the 2018 Winter Olympics
  • Won back-to-back scoring titles in the KHL (2019, 2020)
  • Gagarin Cup champion with CSKA Moskva (2019)