Wild prospect Kaprizov sets KHL record for points by U20 player
The Minnesota Wild have a prospect to be very excited about over in Russia.
With a goal and an assist Wednesday for Salavat Yulaev Ufa, 19-year-old Kirill Kaprizov set a KHL record for most points in a season by an under-20 player.
Kaprizov sits at 20 goals and 22 assists for 42 total points in 43 games, thereby passing Evgeny Kuznetsov - who recorded 41 points for Traktor Chelyabinsk in 2011-12 - in the league's record books.
Kuznetsov needed 49 games to hit 41 points, making Kaprizov's feat that much more impressive.
Taken in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Wild, Kaprizov made a huge impression at the 2017 World Juniors with a tournament-high nine goals and 12 points in seven games en route to a bronze medal.
Kaprizov, however, has yet to sign his entry-level contract with the Wild.