Pronmans scouting report: What the Wild can expect from Kirill Kaprizov – The Athletic

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Kirill Kaprizov is coming to Minnesota. I’ve been writing about and watching Kaprizov as a prospect for six years, so I’m almost as excited as Wild fans are for the next chapter.

So now it is time to look at who this player is, what he brings to the table and whether the hype that’s surrounded him in the last few years in the KHL matches up to what he projects to bring to the NHL.

References to the 20-80 scouting scale when discussing various tools equate to 50 projecting as pro average, 55 as above-average, 60 as top third, 70 as elite and 80 as among the very best. On the opposite end, 45 is below-average and 40 is fringe pro quality. I only grade the shot if it is notably good or poor.

Vision/IQ

Vision Grade: 60

Kaprizov is a very smart offensive player. His goal to assist ratio has been 1-to-1 for most of his career, but I would say his playmaking is a major strength.

He has the patience and high offensive IQ…

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