OREANDA-NEWS. Russian striker of “Minnesota Wild” Kirill Kaprizov was recognized as the first Russian star of the previous game week of the “regular season” according to the Russian-language website of the NHL. The 24-year-old league debutant became the most productive Russian of the past seven days.

Whims in four matches of his club scored eight points. Of these, Cyril scored four times himself, and four more times became an assistant to his teammates in “Minnesota”. In total, in 54 matches of the season, he scored 51 (27 + 24) points.

Earlier, on May 6, the head coach of the Minnesota Wild NHL club Dean Evason praised the performance of the Russian forward Kirill Kaprizov in the regular season match against Vegas Golden Knights. Then the Russian scored a double for his team and was recognized as the second star of the match.

The official website of the NHL quotes Evason: "This is probably why players like Caprice earn more than others. They score more goals in difficult situations, they have the appropriate skills and obvious talent. Of course, Kirill was pretty damn good, no questions asked, but in our there are many other aspects to the team that enable us to be successful. "

The second star of the week among the Russians went to Andrey Svechnikov, the Carolina Hurricanes striker, who has four points: two goals and two assists.

The third star is Andrei Barabanov from San Jose Sharks. The Russian scored in three of his team's four games played. In addition, he became the second Russian striker in average playing time. Its average is 18 minutes 28 seconds.