Updated: September 23, 2021 01:13 AM
Created: September 23, 2021 01:13 AM
(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.
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