Kaprizov sets Wild’s single-season scoring record with 84th point

Posted: 03/04/2022 in NHL
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Minnesota Wild star Kirill Kaprizov set a new franchise single-season scoring record with his 84th point, which came against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

The 24-year-old accomplished the feat with a primary assist on forward Mats Zuccarello‘s game-opening goal.

Kaprizov broke a tie with Marian Gaborik to set the benchmark. He padded his lead in the third period of the contest with his 39th goal of the season and is now just four tallies away from breaking the Wild’s single-season goals record.

1Kirill Kaprizov85’21-22
2Marian Gaborík83’07-08
3Brian Rolston79’05-06
4Eric Staal76’17-18
5Mikko Koivu71’09-10

The Russian winger has given the Wild a heavy dose of star power since his arrival last season. He took home the 2021 Calder Trophy as the league’s best rookie after logging 27 goals and 24 assists in 55 games.

Kaprizov, a fifth-round pick of the Wild in 2015, is playing out the first season of a five-year, $45-million pact he signed in the offseason. He’s led Minnesota in points over the past two campaigns.

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