Wild re-sign Calder Trophy-winner Kaprizov to 5-year deal

(KSTP) – After a long wait, the Minnesota Wild and their Calder Memorial Trophy-winning winger Kirill Kaprizov have agreed to a new contract.

The Wild said Tuesday that Kaprizov signed a 5-year, $45 million deal that runs through the 2025-26 season.

The 24-year-old Russia native led the Wild and all NHL rookies with 51 points in 55 games last season and became the first-ever Wild player to win the award.

Minnesota is set to start the preseason on Sept. 25 before opening the regular season in Anaheim on Oct. 15.

Minnesota Wild left wing Kirill Kaprizov, left, collects the puck as Colorado Avalanche left wing Brandon Saad defends in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Denver.