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Who is Kirill Kaprizov?
Kirill Olegovich Kaprizov is a notable Russian professional ice hockey left winger. He plays in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Minnesota Wild. Before he joined the Wild, he was previously playing for Metallurg Novokuznetsk, Salavat Yulaev Ufa, and CSKA Moscow in the Continental Hockey League (KHL).
He has won the Calder Memorial Trophy as NHL rookie of the year in 2021, thereby becoming the first Wild player to win the award. Fans also know him by his nickname “Kirill the Thrill”.
How Old Is Kirill Kaprizov?
He is 25 years old as of April 2022, having been born on April 26, 1997, in Novokuznetsk, Russia. Kirill shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Anna McNulty, Channing Tatum, Melania Trump, Payton Yeager, Paige Niemann, William Shakespeare, Jet Li, and many more.
Kirill Kaprizov Family
Who are Kirill Kaprizov Parents?
He was born to Oleg Kaprizov (Father) and Natalya Kaprizova (Mother)
Does Kirill Kaprizov have Siblings?
He has a brother by the name of Anton Kaprizov.
Kirill Kaprizov Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet. However, he played in the Metallurg Novokuznetsk hockey school from a young age. And progressed to the Kuznetskie Medvedi junior team.
Kirill Kaprizov Marital Status
He is currently single as he is not dating anyone. And he has no past relationships.
Kirill Kaprizov Kids
He does not have any kids currently. In case of new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Kirill Kaprizov Playing Career
A KHL Career from 2014 to 2020
He made his Kontinental Hockey League debut during the 2014-15 KHL season playing with his hometown club Metallurg Novokuznetsk, after being drafted first overall in the 2014 KHL Junior Draft. He signed a three-year contract to remain with Metallurg Novokuznetsk on August 21, 2015. Moreover, on May 2, 2016, he was traded to Salavat Yulaev Ufa. There, he played for one season for Ufa and totaled 42 points in 49 games before being traded in 2017 to CSKA Moscow in exchange for monetary compensation.
Kirill played in the 2018 and 2019 Gragarian Cup finals and won the latter. During his final season under contract in 2019-20 with CSKA, he set career highs marks with 33 goals, 29 assists, and 62 points. Also, he tied his career-best in games played with 57. His 33 goals led the KHL for the second straight season whereas his 62 points ranked third in scoring. On October 15, 2019, he registered his 100th career goal, thereby becoming the youngest player in KHL history to accomplish so at 22 years, 172-days old.
He posted four points in CSKA’s postseason first-round series sweep against Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod but later the KHL canceled its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he and the rest CSKA franchise were awarded the title of Russian champions based on regular standings. During Kirill’s KHL career, he was selected to five KHL All-Star Games each year from 2016 to 2020.
A Career at Minnesota Wild from 2021 to Present
In the 2015NHL Entry Draft, Kirill was drafted by the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League in the fifth round, 135th overall. Upon being drafted by the Wild, he learned about Minnesota from his Novokuznetsk teammate and Minnesota native Ryan Stoa. Kirill on July 13, 2020, signed a two-year entry-level deal with the Minnesota Wild. The contract included the COVID-19 impact and the prolonged 2019-20 season effectively burning the first year of his deal.
On January 14, 2021, he made his NHL debut against the Los Angeles Kings. In the game, he tallied three points, including the game-winning goal in overtime in a 4-3 victory for the Wild. Therefore becoming the third player in NHL history to score an overtime goal in his debut. Moreover, he was subsequently named NHL First Star of the Week for the week ending on January 17. On March 12, he scored his first NHL hat trick in a 4-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.
And on April 19, scored his 37th point breaking the Wild’s franchise record for points by a rookie which was previously held by Marian Gaborik (in 2000-01). As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 NHL season was shortened, but despite being shortened, Kirill set Wild franchise records for goals and points by a rookie with 27 goals and 51 points. And eventually was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, thereby becoming the first player in Wild franchise history to receive the honor.
Out of 100 first-place votes, he received 99, the highest percentage since Teemu Selanne in 1993. Kirill on September 21, 2021, signed a five-year $45 million contract with the Wild. Thereby he became the highest-paid sophomore player in NHL history. After an impressive start of the season with 40 points in 32 games, he was selected to his first NHL All-Star Game. He broke Marian Gaborik’s franchise record for points in a season with 84 on April 2, 2022. Later in the month, he would go no to break Gaborik’s franchise record for goals in a season with 43.
An International Play Career
In addition to playing in the KHL and NHL, he has also played for the Russian national team in the IIHF World U18 Championship. Also IIHF World Junior Championship, the senior Ice Hockey World Championship, and the Winter Olympics. At the 2017 World Junior Championship, he tied as the leading scorer with nine goals and three assists in 12 games played. He and Russia won the bronze medals after beating Finland in the third-place game. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, he became the youngest player on the gold medal-winning Olympic Athletes from the Russian team in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He scored the golden goal in overtime of the gold medal match against Germany to clinch the first gold medal for the Russian ice hockey team since 1992. His five goals throughout the Olympics finished tied for the tournament lead, He won bronze in 2019 at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.
Kirill Kaprizov Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 10inches (1.78m) and a weight of 92kg (202lbs)
Kirill Kaprizov Salary and Net Worth
He has an average annual salary of $9 million and an approximate estimated net worth of $1 and $5 million.