Kirill Kaprizov: Now It’s Just Hockey

Kirill Kaprizov

Meeting the media for his first availability since re-signing with the Minnesota Wild, Kirill Kaprizov looked chill. 

The star left winger had endured a protracted negotiation over the summer and had been rewarded with a new five-year pact worth $45 million and heightened expectations after he torched the league with his dazzling play as a 23-year-old rookie. So, was he feeling the pressure? “No, no, it’s not pressure,” Kaprizov said. “Now it’s easy for me (once) I signed. I just want to play, it’s like, phew, now it’s just hockey.”

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