Kaprizov, Wild agree to 5 year extension

Per Frank Seravalli, the Minnesota Wild and Russian forward Kirill Kaprizov have agreed to a five-year 45 million dollar extension. The extension is complete after a long stand-off between the two sides. At one point there were rumors of Kaprizov returning back to the KHL. Kaprizov will be with the Wild until he is a UFA until the 2026 offseason.

There is no signing bonus in the contract and will have a full no-move clause for the final two seasons. Kirill had an amazing first season in the NHL putting up 27 goals and 51 points in 55 games. The former 5th round pick had played in the KHL until last season and now is staying in the NHL for the foreseeable future. There had been talks of a long-term extension, but it appears the Wild caved into Kaprizov’s demands. The contract runs until Kaprizov is 29 where it’s unclear what his future with the Wild will hold after the contract expires.