The Minnesota Wild have re-signed 2020-21 Calder Trophy winner Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million deal.
Kaprizov led the Wild and NHL rookies with 51 points in 55 games last season. He also was the top rookie goal scorer -- the 24-year-old left winger netted 19 even-strength goals and eight power-play goals on 157 shots.
Kaprizov ranked tied for first among rookies in overtime goals (2), second in assists (24), even-strength points (38) and power-play points (13), tied for third in plus/minus rating (plus-10) and tied for fourth in game-winning goals (3).
During the Wild’s seven-game playoff series against Vegas, Kaprizov notched two goals and an assist.
The young star from Russia received 99 out of 100 first-place votes in June to become the first Wild player to win the Calder Trophy, which is awarded to the most proficient first-year player in the National Hockey League.
Kaprizov was selected by Minnesota in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2015 NHL draft and stayed and played for the KHL in his native country until signing with the Wild a year ago -- he's just the 10th Calder Memorial Trophy winner since 1970 to be drafted in the fifth round or later.
Kaprizov became the fourth NHL rookie since 1992-93 to lead his team in points during the regular season and advance to the playoffs.
The Wild teased fans fan with a creative video of Matryoshka dolls on social media before announcing Kaprizov's new contract.