Hockey player Kirill Kaprizov said he was not afraid not to leave Russia for the United States
Kirill Kaprizov noted that his first training session with the Minnesota Wild after returning to America was simply phenomenal
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Minnesota Wild NHL hockey player Kirill Kaprizov declared The Rink Live that he had no fear of not being able to return from Russia to the United States.
“Were you afraid? No, absolutely not. If we talk about the first training after returning, it was a phenomenal day. It was nice to see all the guys. Everyone is happy to be back and see each other. In general, it was a really good first day,” Kaprizov said.
Kaprizov returned from Russia to the United States in August 2022. Minnesota began training for the new NHL season on September 21st. Already on September 25, the team will play the first match of the preseason against the Colorado Avalanche.
July 9 informedthat Kaprizov had problems with entering the United States. According to the publication, the hockey player was denied entry to the country where he tried to get through Dubai and the Caribbean, due to the lack of a work visa.
Telegram channel Shot June 6 informedthat 25-year-old Kaprizov is wanted in the case of buying a military ID. It was noted that law enforcement agencies had questions for him, as well as for CSKA forward Pavel Karnaukhov, following the case of conscripting Russian national team goalkeeper Ivan Fedotov into the army. Kaprizov’s father later toldthat the hockey player does not have a military ID at all.
Kaprizov finished fifth last season in the lists of the best scorers and snipers in the NHL according to the results of the regular season. He scored 47 goals and 61 assists in 81 regular season games and scored eight more points (7+1) in six playoff games.