Minnesota Wild finally sign Kirill Kaprizov to 5-year, $45 million deal
It took a long time, more than six months, but the Minnesota Wild and Kirill Kaprizov finally agreed to a contract extension with the NHL season right around the corner. According to Michael Russo of The Athletic, the Wild are giving Kaprizonv a five-year deal worth $45 million.
“The Wild finally inked the reigning Calder Trophy winner to a whopping five-year, $45 million contract just one day before players are to report for training camp.”
That is big money and just in time for training camp, putting a nail in the coffin of the neverending saga. The Wild waited years for him to finally come to the NHL and couldn’t afford to let him test free agency as he would surely get scooped up elsewhere.
Kaprizov is set for a quarantine period before joining the Wild, but the good news is here that a deal finally got done. Now, the Wild and the fans can sit back and get ready for the 2021-2022 NHL season and expect more huge plays from Kaprizov such as this one.
KIRILL THE THRILL IS FOR REAL pic.twitter.com/VziYweV1x7
— Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) January 15, 2021
It definitely took longer than both sides had hoped for, but Kaprizov is staying put for the next five years, at least, and is getting a ton of cash to do so.