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Breaking News: Kirill Kaprizov has a tentative agreement in place with CSKA Moscow on a one-year; Minnesota Wild yet to counter

Frank Seravalli has reported calder cup winning Kirill Kaprizov already has an agreement in place with a KHL team to play next season starting September 1st. Which as initial reports way back in late spring pointed to something of this magnitude occurring.

It’s now up to the Wild to counter with a lucrative offer to Kaprizov’s camp to make him stay in Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov rejected an 8-year contract that would have paid him $9 million per season and was speculated in wanting to sign a shorter deal (roughly 4-5 years long) because he believes he will become a $10 to $11 million per year player in the future.

In 55 games this past shortened season, the 24-year-old winger scored 27 goals and recorded 51 points. This easily made him go on to win the Calder Trophy as the league’s best rookie. Therefore, it is understandable that the Wild want to lock him up as long as possible.

Now the question more lies if the Wild can even retain their young-star player at all moving forward?

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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